Outside of our regular Youth Group gatherings, we provide opportunities for youth to gather in fun, casual settings. These can may include game nights, movie nights, lock-ins, area outings, and more.
THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE
Also throughout the school year we get together on Thursday mornings before school for coffee and conversation. We meet at the West Whidbey Coffee at 6:30 am, grab breakfast or a drink, and engage in a book study conversation. At 7:15 we all load into the church van and drop the youth off at school.
Each year we take our youth to a few different retreats aimed at further developing their relationship with God. In the fall we attend the Fall Youth Retreat at Camp Indianola, one of our United Methodist Church camps. It's located on the Olympic peninsula, across the water from Seattle. Over Memorial Day weekend, we attend Convo, a large youth conference, at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.
Every summer our youth group takes a trip to serve in missions. Each year is a little different, but work can include construction/repair projects, site cleanup, food bank, children's programming, homeless outreach, and more. Recent trips have included San Diego, CA (2019), Cortez, CO (2018), Portland, OR (2017), and Coeur d'Alene, ID (2016).