Youth News: May 2020

Youth News: May 2020

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Youth News – May 2020

Lisa Ortiz, Youth Director

May is here…. It’s been almost two months since we’ve been able to gather in person, but we want our Youth Church families to know that Miss Lisa and all of the volunteers continue to hold you in our hearts and in our prayers. We all remain connected in spirit and in love, whether we are in the same room or miles apart. If you need anything, or if you just want to say hi, feel free to call or email Miss Lisa (her contact information is at the bottom of this page). She’d love to hear from you and can also put you in touch with any of the volunteers you might want to talk to!

Ryker and Nyxon with their pup

Kimmy and her new baby, Koda!

Elora and her sweet little dog

Ethan and his buddy

Clare, Emily, and Adela
playing together all day!

Hazel and Paxton
collaborating on a puzzle

Waylon and Dahlia are
loving taking long walks!

Lyra painting stones to go in the succulent
garden that she and Mimi planted

Acahni sending love out into her neighborhood
with beautiful window hearts

Mathias cooking up some lunch

Audrey’s loving playing

Easton and Eli perfecting
the backside 180

Easton and Eli perfecting
the backside 180

Emmet showing off his
no comply finger flip

Evan rolling right along

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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