Youth News: February 2020

Youth News: February 2020

Youth News: February 2020 1050 618 Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living

Youth News – February 2020

Lisa Ortiz, Youth Director

Events & Announcements

Gourmet for God

The SBCSL community has really come through, and there are some wonderful offerings for our First annual Gourmet for God

The auction runs from February 2 – February 23
Please show your support for our youth by bidding generously on one (or more!!) culinary experience! Funds raised will help pay for this year’s Winter and Summer Camps, and as this event grows each year we’ll build up a fund for our future campers.

SBCSL Valentines

On Sunday, February 9, all of the Youth Program classes will spend some time making Valentine’s Day Cards for members of our community who are served by our Pastoral Care Program or are just in need of some extra love and cheer. Card making supplies welcome!!

Volunteers Needed

Another great way to support and get to know the youth in your SBCSL community is to volunteer with the Youth Program! Stop by the Youth Room or give Miss Lisa a call for more information. And feel free to ask any of our current volunteers about their experiences with our amazing youth – they are happy to share!


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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