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.


Hello Friends. April youth activities in review. Meetings were scheduled for Saturday the 15th for a church service project (spreading mulch) and for Sunday the 23rd for a movie and popcorn night. With the bulk of the senior youth enjoying their trip to Carnegie Hall, there were only two able to spread mulch, oh and they weren’t youth. Anyway the movie and popcorn night was enjoyed by Andrew, Gunner and Sirreea with Brittney and JP (youth group alumni). The movie we watched was Finding Normal. The movie’s basic theme was finding what is meant to have life to the fullest. John 10:10. Also on Saturday the 22nd, Hana Kildall and I went to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) and sat through a volunteer orientation class. It is the plan for the youth group to give 1 day a month in volunteer service to OPHS. The orientation class is required for all volunteers. The class is offered every Saturday at 3:00. Any youth (middle school or high school) wishing toattend call or text me at 360-809-0776. Tell me when you are able to go and we’ll go. With your parent’s permission of course. Well, that was our scheduled activities for April. Thank you, Rick Leffler.

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.



Now let's take a look at our youth in the news. We all know about our Fabulous Four (Evan Cobb, Hana Kildall, Leah Haworth, and Leif Ericson) going to Carnegie Hall. If you haven’t asked them about their trip, you need to. They had an awesome time. Quite an experience. We also saw Summer Olsen (tennis) Kailey Droz (tennis) and Colton McGuffey (baseball). Kudos to you all for your musical and athletic endeavors. My apologies to anyone I may have missed. If I have please let me know and I will correct myself in the next Highlights. Thanks.

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CAMP ALERT! Summer is approaching fast so it’s time to find your great adventure at Tall Timber Ranch. Brochures are available at the Connection Center in the Fellowship Hall. Any questions please contact Rick Leffler @ 360-809-0776

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.