Youth Ministries…
Becoming the Change We Wish To See


DV8! (grades 5-7)

DV8 is our group for youth in grades 5-7 (8th graders often participate as student leaders).  The name DV8 was chosen by the youth in 2008 because in our group “it is ok to be different and to go against the flow” – to make a difference!  We invite you to join us.

“Everyday Leaders” – Sunday Mornings, 10:00am-11:15

What is Everyday Leaders?  Everyday Leaders is our Sunday morning program for Grades 5-7.  We begin in worship at 10:00 am before breaking off to Room 9 and the Youth Lounge for an activity based discussion on what it means to be a leader.  We examine leadership qualities, the lives of significant faith leaders, biblical leaders and we identify ways each of us can make a difference in our everyday lives and in the community.

Other DV8 Activities

  • First Sunday of the Month – “Lunch & Something” – 11:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Third Sunday of the Month – “Theme Night” – 5:30-7: 30 pm (Dinner at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Special Activities – Spring Beach retreat (March), San Juan Island Bike Trip (every other year), Halloween Extravaganza, Local mission activities etc.
  • First Sunday Breakfast – Students are invited to come early to the Youth Lounge at 9:40 am for a fantastic BRUNCH before heading to Everyday Leaders!

SNL (grades 8-12)

SNL is for youth in grades 8-12 The name SNL was chosen by the youth in 2008 because it reflects our values of Student Leadership and Service to others.  Coincidentally, since we often meet on Sunday Evenings, SNL also refers to Sunday Night Live (LOL).  We invite you to join us.

“Connections” – Sunday Mornings, 10:00am-11:15am

Connections is our Sunday morning program for Grades 8-12.  We begin in worship at 10:00 am before breaking off to the Youth Loft to connect with each other and engage in a lively discussion on relevant topics and issues of progressive faith.  Our motto is – think deeply, love fully and serve gladly!  On the third Sunday of the month, we go off-site to either visit another church or religion OR engage in a service project in the community.

Other SNL Activities:

  • First Sunday Breakfast – Students are invited to come early to the Youth Lounge at 9:40 am for a fantastic BRUNCH before heading to Everyday Leaders!
  • Monthly Events – Students participate in monthly events that include: Kidnap and Bowling, Overnighters, Portland Urban Plunge, Game Night, Movie Night, Super Bowl Party, Hang Time etc.
  • Social Media Connections – Youth are connected to others via Snap Chat etc.
  • Annual Mission Trip – Every June, high school youth join together to go on a mission trip. In the past, we have gone to Cuba, Spokane (four times), Alaska (two times), San Francisco, Wapato, WA., New Mexico, New Orleans etc. We are currently planning to go to Spokane in June 2019 and Cameroon Africa in June/July 2020.