Posts with the category “youth”
Where were you on Memorial Weekend in 1979?
May 18th, 2023
By Stacy Kutz, Families and Youth Director Where were you on Memorial Day Weekend, 1979? For many of our longtime members they were attending West Side’s first MDR at Ramblewood Retreat Center in Sequ...
Confirmation Class is Back!
February 24th, 2023
By Stacy KutzFamilies and Youth Director Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm, March 1 through April 12Confirmation Sunday, May 21 After a COVID hiatus, we are excited to offer a Confirmation Class for youth once...
A Prayer for Tired Moms
December 1st, 2020
Why didn’t anyone warn us that parenting was so tough before we had children?It can be downright exhausting. All stages of motherhood bring their own level of weariness.The infant and toddler stage is...
What are my kids learning anyways?!
November 3rd, 2020
I wanted to give you an update as to what your students are learning during our small group meetings. I currently have four girl’s groups that are following a seven-week overview of Scripture; two gro...
A Fall to Look Forward To
November 3rd, 2020
Ah, fall... A season of football, crisp air, and pumpkin-flavored everything. This season always brings a feeling of togetherness and warmth, but like so many things this year, November may be a littl...
One Thing I Used to Say to My Kids All the Time
October 1st, 2020
(Okay…as I’m sure you can imagine, I used to say a lot of things… and I still do! As I look back, I realize that I think I often added onto the stress my kids felt rather than helping them navigate th...
What I've Learned Over the Past Six Months
October 1st, 2020
For months I have been receiving phone calls, emails, and texts from parents and youth inquiring about what our youth ministry might look like in the upcoming fall season. All are asking important que...
Red Light, Green Light
September 3rd, 2020
Have you ever played red light, green light with a group of kids? I love playing this game! During COVID-19 however, I feel like somebody keeps shouting “red light”, “red light”, “red light!”I’m ready...
Where were you when?
July 7th, 2020
There are moments in our lives that mark our place in history, and we ask ourselves this question – where were you when? Where were you when the Berlin Wall fell? Or when Mt. St. Helens erupted? Or wh...
Devotions for March 31
March 31st, 2020
Today's devotion is written by Stacy Kutz, who sent it to our High School and College Students and shares it today with all of us:March Madness: CancelledDisneyland: ClosedClasses: Online or cancelled...
Parenting for the Long Run - or Swim?!!
March 1st, 2020
By Stacy KutzYouth and Young Adult Minister For many years my son Joshua swam on a club swim team. His best event was the 100 yard (or meter) backstroke. This was a sprint. He would jump in the water,...
Parenting for the Long Run - or Swim?!!Word – Humility – Worship… Remember?Morning Devotion for March 13Come to the QuietMonday, The Third Week of LentMorning Devotion for March 17Morning Devotion for March 18Sure ConfidenceMorning Devotion - March 19Compline at St Mark’sJoy, The Fourth Week of LentJoy & GratitudeJoy & DragonsJoy & ForgivenessJoy & ConnectionsJoy & MusicWatch and Pray, The fifth Week of LentDevotions for March 31
Video Devotional for April 1Walk & PrayDevotion for April 3Devotion for April 4Holy Week DevotionsVideo Devotion from Pastor LaurieFor such a time as this... Mask MakingFood Drive - White Center Food BankDevotion - April 20Devotion - April 21Masks, Part 2Devotion, April 22 - Knowledge and LoveDevotion - April 23Devotion - April 24Devotion - April 27Devotion - April 28Devotion - April 29Devotion - April 30