Youth News: July 2020

Youth News: July 2020

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Youth News – July 2020

Lisa Ortiz, Youth Director

Hello SBCSL! As we head into our 5th month without gathering in the same physical space, we wanted to use the July Youth Program newsletter to focus on how we are staying connected…. from Zoom gatherings to Virtual Summer Teen Camp to lessons about kindness, the Youth Program is going strong and keeping SBCSL families connected.


After seeing how well Zoom services were working for the adults, we started Zoom gatherings for the Youth Program a few weeks ago. Here is our schedule:


Audrey (l), age 4, practicing meditation

Harper (r), age 4, working on a science experiment.

10:30 to 11:00 a.m. – Pre-K through 3rd grade 11:00 a.m. to Noon – 4th through 6th grade Noon to 1:00 p.m. – Junior High and High School. Zoom meeting ID is 748-847-504 for all groups.

Please join us for this interactive time to LEARNSHARE, and CONNECT!!

Our young members are keeping their minds sharp and their spirits fed!


In early June, CSL Teens announced the first ever Online Summer Teen Camp experience. While we know that that this virtual camp can’t totally make up for the regular summer camp experience that our teens look forward to so eagerly each year, we are still excited for our teens to have this time to connect with each other and with teams from other CSL congregations!

CSL Virtual Summer Teen Camp will run from Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16, 2020. Camp will definitely feel different this year, but we know that the CSL Teens community will come together to make it a meaningful and powerful experience!!!

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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