The youth ministry of St. Margaret’s is an energetic and passionate group of students and adult volunteers who care deeply about each other and their community. It is our goal as a youth ministry to cultivate a safe environment that gives youth grades 6-12 room to build community with each other, explore questions related to their faith and life, and grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Sundays We meet every Sunday morning at 10:10 am in the youth room for “The 1010″(discussion + donuts + prayer). There we discuss significant topics found in culture, scripture, and our church and wonder together about their meaning and application in our everyday lives.
Also, we hold twice-monthly events like laser tag, serving the homeless, bridge for disabilities, corn maze scavenger hunts, holiday parties, other service projects. Sometimes our junior highers and high schoolers are together for these events and other times they are separate.
Pilgrimages and Retreats
Yearly pilgrimages are important trips for our youth as it gives them an opportunity to see the Body of Christ at work in the world outside their own communities. By expanding their world views, encountering new places and ministries, the youth come home with renewed hearts for service and a wider perspective of the Kingdom of God. Also, each quarter we attend the diocesan retreats HYC (for high school students) and JYC (for junior high school students).
Service to Others
As part of our larger community at St. Margaret’s, many of our youth serve regularly as acolytes, ushers, and lectors in our Sunday services, provide child care in the nursery, and participate in our confirmation program as they seek to grow in faith.
To see the full range of activities and service opportunities offered, please email Sonja Lindberg, Director of Christian Formation, to be added to our weekly newsletter update.
The youth group is holding their annual fundraiser for their summer mission trips. The Sr. High will go on a social justice pilgrimage to the South and the Jr. High will work with the Duwamish tribe in the greater Seattle area. To raise money for our trips we are again partnering with Star Lake Greenhouse . . . → Read More: 7th Annual Spring Plant Sale
The Outreach Committee awards two scholarships to graduating high school students who are entering a college, technical school, or university in the fall of 2017. Scholarships are based upon the following criteria:
A member of St. Margaret’s or a member of a congregation in the Diocese of Olympia. Graduating high school senior or recent high . . . → Read More: The Wally & Betty Bristol Scholarship Applications Now Accepted
If you are attending one of our Youth activities we must have a permission slip on file, please fill out a permission slip and bring it with you to the event. You can download the Youth Permission Slip here.