Middle and High School Youth

It’s fun to be a young person here at Lynnewood. 6th-12th graders attend worship service at least once a month, usually at the 10:30 first-Sunday-of-the-month service, where they often help serve communion and read scripture.

Souper Bowl of Cariing

Souper Bowl of Cariing

Middle school and high school youth have fun events in addition to Sunday school. They meet for movies, discussions, scavenger hunts, and field trips. Eating is usually a part of youth activities — no surprise about that!

Work crew at SSP

Work crew at SSP

Both groups can attend the summer Sierra Service Project (SSP), a hands-on mission trip building homes and bringing hope to people in need.

Our youth are looking forward to Summer 2018 SSP at Smith River and San Diego.


SSP Work Crew

The youth can also participate in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, where they “go hungry, so others don’t have to” (see Lynnewood 30 Hour Famine).

See the Lynnewood Lines in Resources to find information about this month’s Youth events.


Welcome the advent season with Pastor Henry   Come to the youth room Sunday, December 3, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.  We’ll get to know Pastor Henry and we’ll open our hearts to the season of preparation and waiting for the Hope of the World.  Come and find the quiet center, and also the joy in this season. Will you be a part of this special afternoon?

Share the joy of the season with the children   Your help is needed on Saturday, December 9th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  Three-year-olds through 5th graders will be celebrating a very special Advent Adventure in the Fellowship Hall with supper, a holiday film, and Advent activities. Come and help corral their energy and enjoy their Christmas spirit!  Tell Diana you can help.

Let’s Go Christmas Shopping!  On Sunday, December 10th, bring $10 and let’s go shopping for gifts and necessities for the Child Care Links organization which provides toys for infants through 7-year-olds.  We’ll get lunch right after Sunday School and then hit the stores.  If you’d like to go, let Diana know so we’ll have enough space in our cars.

Circuit-Wide Youth Event On January 7th Welcomes SLAM!  On Sunday,  January 7th, youth from San Ramon Valley, Lynnewood, Grace, and Asbury churches will meet at SRVUMC from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. for food, fellowship, and an   amazing program presented by SLAM, a southern California tagger turned seminarian. Whaaaaat?! Yes! Come and hear SLAM’s powerful story and learn about God’s work of transformation that is present in all of us. Tell Diana you’re going so we can reserve a spot in the car for you. More details to follow. Permission slips are required.

“Spiritual Questing” For Middle School and High School Youth.  The youth of Lynnewood have been invited to partner with Rev Alison Hendley of San Rafael UMC, to quest after God’s voice in their lives. The questing experience involves spending several days in the wilderness in a structured program dedicated to listening for God and for providing solitary time in creation for personal spiritual growth. This experience is not for everyone, but for those willing to take the challenge, the rewards are beyond measure. If you would like to know more, see Diana.

Safe Sanctuary:
Our Safe Sanctuary Guidelines are strictly enforced. Everyone who works with children and youth has all been cleared through the United Methodist Trak 1 system of background checks.

All photos of children and youth printed by permission of parents.

Bible Sunday 6th grade receive new The Message bibles

Bible Sunday – 6th graders receive new The Message bibles


Our own Cathy, SSP construction coordinator

Our own Cathy, SSP construction coordinator

Youth bowling

Youth and Diana at bowling

St Pats dance with RADD

Youth at St Pats dance with RADD (Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled)