Welcome to West Side Youth – High School!
Calendar of Events
There is always something happening with West Side Youth! Whether it’s 9-Square, bowling, Lock-Ins, movies, corn mazes, The Amazing Race, etc., don’t want to miss on the action. Check our calendar for what’s next!
Worship: We encourage High School students to worship with their families on Sundays, either in our morning or evening services. Often students will choose to sit together during worship as well.
Sunday School: On Sunday mornings, classes that are designed for all ages (high school and up) are offered in Howell Auditorium at 9am.
Serve: We love to have high school students serve in many capacities. Children’s Ministry, Hospitality, Greeters, Ushers and more! Contact Stacy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Madeline (email@example.com) for more information.
During the school year, join us every first and third Sunday evening from 6:30-8:30pm for IMPACT, an evening of worship, study and games. Come, check it out, and bring a friend. Sure to be a great time!
West Side’s D-Groups provide an opportunity for students to meet in small groups and
- experience the love of Christ;
- live in community with one another, and
- grow in their relationship with God.
Each D-Group consists of a young adult leader and three high school students. Contact Stacy Kutz for more information.
Youth Leadership Team (YLT)
The purposes of YLT are to give high school students the opportunity to:
- Develop skills as a Christian leader
- Utilize their talents as leaders in West Side Youth Ministry programs and activities
- Be part of an intentional community of students who are serious about faith in Jesus Christ and living their faith in all areas of their lives
YLT students lead our youth ministry in spiritual growth, commitment to service and involvement in activities. YLT students take seriously the importance and responsibility of leadership. Committing to YLT is more than just attending the monthly gatherings; it is committing and contributing to West Side Youth Ministry by participating in events, serving others and working to be a Christ-Centered student.
YLT Application is due September 23, 2018.
1st and 3rd Sundays, beginning October 2018, 6:30-8:30pm During this class, students will learn and practice using the language of the faith and see that Jesus calls them to a purpose that is bigger than themselves. The class will cover the Biblical narrative, Christian theology, Presbyterian Polity, and what it means to be The Church. This class will meet twice a month through April 2019. (Geared for youth, ages 13-15.)
February 15-18, 2019 at Firs Chalet, Mt. Baker
West Side will join other churches for an incredible weekend of games, worship and fellowship with one another. Each night we gather to worship together and have an opportunity to hear from a local speaker who will spend the weekend opening God’s word and challenging our students in the faith.
Memorial Day Retreat (MDR)
May 24-27, 2019 at Lakeside Bible Camp, Whidbey Island
West Side has been putting on this retreat over Memorial Day Weekend for 6-12th grade students for over 30 years. Of all we do, our students say this retreat is one of the top things that impact them the most. This outreach retreat is a place for students to invite friends for an amazing weekend of dynamic speakers, great bands, hilariously fun activities and deep conversation. It’s a weekend they don’t want to miss!
Lake Chelan Retreat
August 8-11, 2019
Each summer we head to Lake Chelan for 4 days and 3 nights of fun on the water (middle and high school go separately). Inner-tubing, swimming, delicious food, and great speakers make this retreat fill up quickly!
Youth Mission Trips
“What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world”.
West Side Youth Ministry believes mission experiences are an important part of faith development, and we strive to give students a variety of opportunities to serve during their years in the youth program. We rotate our mission experiences every three years: an evangelism training conference, a domestic trip, and a cross-cultural experience.
This summer (July 7-14, 2019), we will be going to the rural area of Pine Ridge, South Dakota to partner with the Crazy Horse School in providing a safe place for kids. Our team will engage with YouthWorks’ Kids Club ministry and serve through painting and simple work projects. In addition to serving we will see the rugged beauty of the Badlands, experience The Gathering beneath a 40-foot cross in South Dakota’s rolling prairie-lands, grapple with issues of poverty, take part in a community cookout and hear the history of the area.
Registration Packets due back to Stacy by NOVEMBER 18, 2018
Get your packet HERE.
West Side Wednesdays: Student volunteers are a key part of the success of West Side Wednesdays, an afterschool program on Seattle School’s early release Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00pm. Come to West Side and help after you get out of school!
Date Night with a Purpose: Students join with adults to play and entertain children and give parents a night out! Each month, couples are given the opportunity to go out on a date with thought-provoking questions to discuss. Meanwhile, kids enjoy a safe and fun evening at West Side.
Union Gospel Mission: Students join with the Union Gospel Mission Bring-A-Meal (BAM) Program to provide, cook and serve a meal to those in need. Check youth calendar for our next scheduled date.
Vacation Bible School: Students lead children in our weeklong VBS. Scheduled for June 24-28, 2019. More information to follow!
City Serve: A great opportunity to serve! Last summer, West Side joined with Bethany Community Church to help clean, paint, landscape and beatify Highland Park Elementary School. Mark your calendar to join the crew this year August 17, 2019.