Youth News: November 2020

Youth News: November 2020

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Youth News – November 2020

Lisa Ortiz, Youth Director

Happy NOVEMBER from the SBCSL Youth Program! Fall is in full swing, and we hope that you and yours are happy and healthy as we head into the season of Winter holidays. They may look a little different this year, but we continue to find ways to stay connected and celebrate.

October in Review…
October was all about Halloween crafts! Each week, Ms. Lisa provided the Youth Program families with kits containing all the supplies needed to make masks and collages. A great time was had by all. We hope you enjoy the photos of our youngest members and their creations!
Sunday conversations with our teen members have been expanding into current events, matters of social justice, and politics, in addition to our explorations of the principles of Science of Mind and activities to stay connected. It is exciting and inspiring to share in open discourse with these bright young minds!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Wenda and Ian, for all that you do! We love you!

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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