Youth News April 2021

Youth News April 2021

Youth News April 2021 1050 618 Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living

Youth News – April 2021

Lisa Ortiz, Youth Director

Happy April!

The SBCSL Youth Program is excited to welcome Spring… This month we’ll be exploring change, transformation, and embracing the unknown. We will also be celebrating Easter on April 4 with our traditional party, complete with goodies and games (still over Zoom this year).

March in Review…

Last month we talked about faith, love (for others and ourselves), and the seeds we plant. Our “littles” created a beautiful four-part art project showing a seed’s growth. Our “middles” and teens decorated flower pots (check out the stunning results below) and planted flowers to celebrate Spring and the good things we create when we have faith and are open to our beliefs.

Birthday Corner

April 28th – Adela Fortmiller
April 28th – Waylon Hardy

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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