Youth News: April 2020

Youth News: April 2020

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Youth News – April 2020

Lisa Ortiz, Youth Director

Hello Dear Families, I am reaching out with a BIG HUG (virtually) to all of you. I miss you all soooooo much! It is really hard to be apart and not see you at Youth Church. So if you are feeling lonely or sad please call me anytime. If you’re little you can ask your caregiver to ring me up on the telephone like we used to do in the “olden” days. While we are apart please remember that together we form a spiritual community, and one thing that is so cool about belonging to a spiritual community is that even when we are apart we are together. So…. when I am sad from missing you, I say a special prayer for each one of you. What are some of the ways you have been spending this extra time at home? Please send me any funny stories, jokes or riddles that you would like to share to my email: and I will reply with a story or joke of my own!!!

Sending Lots of love,
Miss Lisa

Did You Know…

Studies have shown that talking to your plants really help them grow faster. Since we are all at home we can use this occasion to enjoy the nature around us. Now is a great time to plant seeds, or a flowering plant or even a whole garden. If you are growing something and feel like talking, singing or just hanging out in the garden, its a great way to have quiet alone time and experience nature.

We love you and can’t wait to see you again!

Zoom Youth Church: Pre-K – 3rd 10:30 – 11:00 * 4th – 6th 11:00 – 12:00 * Jr High and High School 12:00 – 1:00
Please contact Lisa or any of the Youth Program volunteers for Zoom details.


Lisa Ortiz

Lisa Ortiz has served with the SBCSL youth since 2014. She became Youth Director in 2017 and is loved by the entire Youth program. “Young people require authenticity,” she says, and this is my “passion in working with the youth”. She continues, “I am committed to youth church because without young people there is no church. A great teacher himself, Thich Nhat Han says “children are the flowers in the garden of humanity.” I delight in spending time with kids and I like who I am when I am in my role as director. I am showing a whole new generation how they might use our principles to navigate and create their own world. That is a very rewarding experience and one that every parishioner should be engaged in one way or another. Because without those flowers, our garden simply will not grow”. Lisa welcomes questions and communication with any and all parents. She has also established a required training program for all youth leader volunteers. If you are a parent, or desire to volunteer, and have questions, please feel free to send her a message.

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