The youth today are being bombarded with overwhelming displays of non-Christian ethics, degrading morality, and challenges we as adults never dealt with as youths. We believe it is more important than ever that our youths get to know God and develop that central focus on Him. Christ needs to be our focus, just as Peter who, when he took his eyes off Jesus, sank in the water when he stepped out of the boat. We believe that we need to nurture our youth to seek God first, and then His righteousness will be freely given. This is our calling, a mutual journey in faith.
The plan is to help our youth connect with God in a deeper and stronger way through scripture, faith building activities, team building games and song. Please partner with me in this important ministry by helping your children find the time and encouraging them to attend. Growing in God leads to an abundant life, which is God's promise. Join us in the journey! Rick Leffler, Youth Director.


Looking forward. Here is  the scheduled youth activities through the month of October. Nothing is concrete but it’s more than just tentative. I’m more or less flooding the calendar to provide more opportunities for the youth to get plugged into church activities amidst their busy schedules.




Well, August saw both summer and our youth activities wind down. Some of our young adults have already left for school. We did manage to get two volunteer days in at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society - one of the visits included giving a dog a path and trimming his toe nails! We also met one night for a Movie and a Message to watch “The Case for Christ”. The big adventure this month is
kayaking on Freshwater Bay with Adventure through Kayaking. No tales to tell since this will take place while Highlights is in the mail AND I’m sure all had an awesome day. More to share on that in the October Highlights. September activities will include (so mark your calendars) a “Back to School Extravaganza” party with games, prizes, fun and food on Sunday the 10th, 5:30 at church. It’s a must come event. Then on Sunday the 17th it’s Movie and a Message night at 5:30 in the down stairs Fireside Room. On Saturday the 23rd, Olympic Peninsula Humane Society will be looking for us to share our time with the furry critters. For that event, we will meet at church by 3:00 - don’t forget to wear your Pathfinders t-shirts. All September activities will be proceeded by a friendly text and post card, just to remind you. Oh, and I guess I could mention that I will be attending a half day youth ministries training event in Portland on the 9th, in hopes to better equipped me to provide the best for our youth — Rick Leffler

For a big picture look at Pathfinders activity schedule, check the church web site at or there is a posted schedule at the Connection Center.

Ministry Rocks

Just wanting to briefly share with you a new and exciting activity that our youth group is engaged in. Last week at our monthly meeting, we began painting what we are calling, “Ministry Rocks”. Flat rocks of varying sizes colorfully painted with a spiritual message or Bible verse on one side and on the other side the youth groups name. Once we have painted around 30 rocks or so, we will go out and place them around town. The rocks are later found by others walking around and hopefully and prayerfully bring that person some spiritual uplift. Remember “It only takes a spark to get a fire going.”  If you don’t know the rest of that song, we can teach you.