YOUTH

Ministry

Discover who they are, discover who God is, grow in faith and learn to live with purpose.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Life can be full of anxiety and pressure for youth in our community. Many of our youth are incredibly busy with school, activities, friends, and family. In the midst of all that busyness, it can be difficult to find a safe place to pause long enough to discover and grow into the things that matter most in life. Our youth programs provide space for teens in 6th to 12th grade to discover who they are, discover who God is, grow in faith, and learn to live with purpose in our world. 

THERE ARE MANY WAYS FOR YOUTH TO GATHER AND BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY

Upcoming Youth Gatherings:

We are taking a break for the summer.  New events will be added in the fall.

Serving Others

Our Christian faith calls us to serve others and we take that seriously in our youth ministry. We participate in Good Samaritan’s outreach ministry, Faith in Action as a way build relationships with diverse peoples, connect with God, and put our faith into action. Youth are welcome to help with our Issaquah Meals ministry, by cooking or serving meals on the second Saturday of the month.  Click here to sign up.
 
Youth are also encouraged to host activity stations at our monthly Play and Pray Pizza Nights, an intergenerational gathering where people engage in a variety of offered activities related to a core theme (Play), have a short time of worship (Pray), and then share a meal (Pizza). Our youth have reported that some of the most meaningful gatherings are those that allow them to interact with adults and to serve as members of the church.
 
Finally, we love to include youth in our worship time in any of the following roles:  usher, reader, acolyte, choir member, or coffee hour host.

For more information about our youth ministry, or to ask questions, contact Mother Charissa.

ORDER POINSETTIAS

Poinsettias at the Altar | Honor a loved one with a poinsettia by making a $25 donation and take your poinsettia home after the 10 pm Christmas Eve service. You may also order poinsettias for your home. Each poinsettia ordered benefits the Good Samaritan Faith-in-Action Fund.

ORDER YOUR TREES

Wreaths and Trees | Select “Good Samaritan” when you order your tree and wreaths from RotaryTrees.org. Proceeds from your purchase benefit the Good Samaritan Faith-in-Action Fund.

Bring Items to Donate

Donated Items for Unhoused People | Place any of the following items into the “Prepare for Advent” basket in the Narthex.
The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank will distribute items to unhoused people in our community. High-Need Items – New thermal long underwear sets
(men’s sizes M, L, XL), New Fleece hats and gloves