Middle and High School Youth

s fun to be a young person here at Lynnewood. 6th-8th graders meet for Confirmation and Discipleship training at 10:30 am Sundays during the school year, where they bond together. 6th and 7th graders work with their parents and 8th graders work with adult mentors who help them ask questions and learn about the Christian faith.

Souper Bowl of Cariing

Souper Bowl of Cariing

Both middle school and high school groups 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.


In 2016, middle school youth went to “Urban Immersion” Stockton, CA for SSP, and senior high youth went to Smith River, CA.


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).

Our high school youth attend worship service at least once a month, usually at the 10:30 first-Sunday-of-the-month informal service, where they often help serve communion and read scripture.

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


Who Doesn’t Like Chocolate? Here’s your chance to give your taste buds a work out! Come to the Youth Room on Sunday, October 8th from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for a Special Chocolate Tasting event led by Sarah Silva of Pans On Fire and featuring among others,  4 chocolates specially chosen by San Francisco chef, Rob McCarthy. Don’t miss this tasty opportunity. You absolutely must register with Diana by October 4th for this event in order to insure that there is enough chocolate for everyone.  

Rise Against Hunger on Saturday, October 7th  Join this fast-paced and fun effort to help alleviate hunger around the world. Be a part of an assembly line that packs and packages meals for shipment right in our own Fellowship Hall. Get your community service hours and enjoy doing it! See Diana to register. The work begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 11:00 a.m.

On Sunday, October 1st meet at Lynnewood at 3:30 p.m. in order to go to the Muslim Community Center. There we will hear Kyle and other high school students s talk about their perspectives on diversity and peace today. This program, which begins at 4:00 p.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m., is sponsored by Interfaith For Youth. Please let Diana know you’d like to go so that we have enough seats in the car. Parents and adults are welcome! And on Wednesday, October 4th, meet at Lynnewood at 6:15 p.m. to continue to learn and grow by attending the follow-up Interfaith For Youth meeting at the Livermore Library at 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Diana will drive. Let her know you need a ride.

Need Community Service Hours? Get Your Serve On!  On Saturday, November 4th there will be a lunch and program in the Fellowship Hall at Lynnewood. Servers are needed to keep water pitchers full and deliver plates and clear tables.  Middle School and high school youth are invited to help. Come and serve others.  You get lunch too!  Let Diana know you can help.

“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)