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Diocese of Olympia Youth Ministry

 


Wallace Falls, Spring retreat, 2021

 

-Youth Confirmation Program (Hybrid)


Begins Sunday February 6th, culminating at Cathedral Day, May 7th
Youth aged 13-18 are invited to engage more deeply with the questions of the Episcopal faith and challenge their own understanding of what they believe and why. The program culminates Saturday May 7th at Cathedral Day at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle with Bishop Greg Rickel.

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Weekly Online Programs

Register once for access to all online programs

Programs are open to youth in grades 6-12. We meet on Discord. Please review the info packet below or contact Alex Flannagan, Youth Ministry Coordinator at aflannagan@ecww.org or 206.325.4200 x2032 with any questions. Thank you.

Register Here          Parent Info Packet

 

-Monday Funday


Mondays at 7:00pm – A casual gathering that from one week to the next features; games, movies, activities, quizzes, and light-hearted social time with friends. Adult leaders host activities, though youth are highly encouraged to bring their own ideas to share!

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-Worship Wednesday


Wednesdays at 7:00pm – A time to pray, contemplate, focus, share, praise, and be together in and with the Spirit. Learn about the Bible, about other faith traditions, about who Jesus was, and ultimately about what you believe. We’re regularly joined by priests and other adult leaders from around the diocese.

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-Social Sunday

Sundays at 1:00pm – One of the many gifts of attending church is the community – that sense of belonging to a larger family. Every Sunday at 1:00pm you’re invited to our equivalent of the after-church coffee hour, just for youth.

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In-person Programs

-Holy Hikes


Holy Hikes is a network of Christian eco-ministries committed to rebuilding Communion between all of God’s Creation. Worship in the beauty of the outdoors, immersed in what John Muir called God’s “first temples”. We meet monthly at hiking spots up and down the i-5 corridor. All ages are welcome. For more info: ecww.org/holy-hikes.

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– “Love Thy Neighbor” Retreat

Friday April 8th – Sunday 10th

Spend the weekend at the beautiful St. Andrew’s House in Union, WA. Reconnect at our first in-person youth retreat of 2022 and learn what it means to make a practice out of LOVE. Check-in begins at 4pm Friday 8th, followed by dinner at 6pm. Pick up is at 1pm on Sunday April 10th.

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-“Work for Good” Retreat


Friday June 3rd – Sunday 5th

Spend the weekend at the beautiful St. Andrew’s House in Union, WA and learn what it means to be of SERVICE to others. Check-in begins at 4pm Friday June 3rd, followed by dinner at 6pm. Pick up is at 1pm on Sunday June 5th. Activities include kayaking, gardening, hiking, meditation, and worship. 

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-Summer Camp, Camp Huston 

As a member of a Discovery Group, you’ll spend the week engaged in team-building activities with trained staff. Campers can look forward to games, overnight campouts and cookouts, hiking at Wallace Falls state park, archery, an outdoor pool, arts and crafts, the list goes on! Each day winds down with Discovery Group reflection time followed by worship, typically at St John in the Woods chapel.

Scholarships are available through your church, the Bishop Curtis Scholarship Fund, or directly from Camp Huston if you do not belong to an Episcopal church.

For more information visit huston.org.
Questions? Email: info@huston.org Call: (360) 793-0441

 

-“Care for Creation” retreat

Labor Day Weekend September 2nd-4th

Pack your bags – we’re going to Camp Huston! Our theme is God’s creation, nature; all creatures great and small. Expect hiking at Wallace Falls state park, environmental education learning about local native wildlife, and plenty of time outdoors with friends. Check-in begins at 4pm Friday September 2nd, followed by dinner at 6pm. Pick up is at 1pm on Sunday September 4th. 

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Resources For Those Who Work With Youth


First Sundays @ 2:00pm
Join fellow Youth Ministry leaders from churches around the Diocese of Olympia. We gather for prayer, resource-sharing, to discuss upcoming events and opportunities in our churches, and perhaps most importantly: to enjoy fellowship with peers. Join the call here: 92101700256.

Questions? Please reach out to Alex Flannagan, Youth Ministry Coordinator: aflannagan@ecww.org or 206.325.4200 (x2032)

 

Third Thursdays @ 10:00am

Hosted by the national Episcopal Church – for any adult Episcopal human engaging at the parish, diocesan, provincial, or regional level of Youth Ministry. If you crave ideas, resources, prayer support from your peers, and more, this is the gathering for you! The room will be open for 90 minutes with program time or featured guests in the first 45 minutes of the meeting and hang-out time to follow. You are welcome ANY third Thursday! REGISTER HERE
 
Questions? Please reach out to Bronwyn Clark Skov, Officer for Youth Ministries in the Episcopal Church: bskov@episcopalchurch.org or 646-242-1421.
 
 

“…if we connect light to light to light, and join the lights together of the one billion young people in our world today, we will be enough to set our whole planet aglow.” Hafsat Abiola (human rights, cilvil rights, and democracy activist)

 

 

Links to social media: 

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Resources

Safeguarding God’s Children.

Confirm Not Conform: Confirmation curriculum

D365 – Daily Devotional: “pause, listen, think, pray, go”

Living Compass: Their “Teen Wellness Circle” curriculum is FREE, and awesome (so are all their programs)

The Many Faces of God: An Interfaith Encounter – a curriculum to compare and contrast our own faith with the other major world religions.

Paths to Understanding: Multi-faith peacemaking for the common good of our children, our planet, and ourselves.

Reimagining The Examen: Daily scheduled reflection, with St Ignatius’ 500 year old prayer. (iOS version) (android version)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – You are not alone. In a crisis, call 1-800-273-8255.