Youth News: October 2020

Youth News: October 2020

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Youth News – October 2020

Lisa Ortiz, Youth Director

It’s OCTOBER, and that means it’s Halloween season! This is always a fun time of year for the SBCSL Youth Program. Our celebrations will look a little different this year (and we sure are going to miss our annual party), but we are still celebrating! We’ll be doing special Halloween-themed crafts each Sunday this month, and we invite and encourage everyone to come to youth Zoom church in costume on Sunday, October 25…

September in Review…
September was our first full month back in
school, remotely for many of our youth. To
honor that, we dedicated the month to
mindfulness. We practiced the Shark Fin
Technique (learn more about it and try it
yourself here), and focused on the the five
S’s to help center ourselves:

  • Straight (sit up straight)
  • Still (sit still)
  • Silent (sit silently)
  • Soft (breathe softly)
  • Shut (eyes shut)

A kindness rock painted by
Audrey, age 4

If you can be anything be KIND!

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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