This Week in Children, Youth, & Families

Online at 9AM to 9:30AM:
Details: Please email Rev. Rebecca for the zoom link.

In-person at 10AM:
Following the Gospel, all children and youth are invited to follow the Children’s Banner for Church School. We will return to the sanctuary at The Peace so that we may all join in Communion with one another. There are still activity bags for children in the Narthex for in-person worship.

If you would like to join the weekly middle school and high school youth group newsletters, please email Rebecca: rebeccak@saintandrewsseattle.org.

Children and Youth Spring and Summer

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

Ages 10 plus:
Children and youth ages 10 and above (plus their friends or family) are invited to give back to our community by volunteering at Food LifeLine, an organization with a mission to end hunger in Western Washington. Transportation to and from Saint Andrew’s parking lot will be provided. We will sort and pack food during two hour shifts three times over the course of the summer. You are welcome to sign-up for the remaining date:

Saturday, August 20th, from 1:00-3:00PM (leave Saint Andrew’s parking lot at 12:30PM and return at 3:30PM)

Please RSVP with Rev. Rebecca with the date(s) your child would like to participate: 
rebeccak@saintandrewsseattle.org. Those under 18, will need their parent/guardian to also complete this form.

Middle and High School Youth:
On Sunday evenings from 6PM to 8PM beginning in May, our youth will begin helping to prep Monday breakfast meals and brown bag lunches for 80-100 people to be taken to Edible Hope Kitchen at Saint Luke’s Church Ballard twice a month. Youth will help by being sous-chefs and  organizing, and cleaning the evening before these meals are served on Mondays. Thanks to Liz Santiago, a mother of three, and a partner with the Edible Hope program for helping to bring this partnership to our parish. If your youth in 6th to 12th grade is interested in volunteering, please let Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick know: rebeccak@saintandrewsseattle.org. We will meet on Sunday evenings from 6PM to 8PM. Please look out for our weekly Youth Newsletter for more information.

Confluence: Saint Andrew’s Youth Trip on July 27 – 31, 2022

6th through 12th graders are invited to follow Maya Lin’s Confluence Project connecting the history, living cultures, and ecology of the Nch’i-Wana (Columbia River) through Indigenous Voices.

We will begin our journey at Cape Disappointment State Park in Illwaco, WA, the place where Lewis and Clark ended their journey.

As one tribal elder had put it, “Lewis and Clark did not discover this land. We were here.”

Lin used Lewis and Clark’s journals as a lens, their incredible writings gave a glimpse back in time two hundred years. Rather than to see the explorers as the primary focus, Lin let their descriptions of each site be the starting point then researched a deeper history of each place where she could help reveal a site as a confluence of cultures, of history and of ecology. A critical aspect was the direct interaction with each tribe, whose homeland we had been invited into to create a work. And with each site, through that active participation of the Native Americans, was incorporated into each artwork.

Saint Andrew’s Youth will travel to four of the six Confluence Project earth installations where we will meet with indigenous storytellers and artist while we immerse ourselves in the stories and history of the land, on both the WA and OR sides of the river over four full days.

We will travel with one another while staying overnight in churches. Middle and high school students will have opportunities to gather together and to be in age specific groups for certain activities. Due to the fundraising efforts of our youth and the support of our community, the total cost of the trip including all transportation, meals, and accommodations is $125.00 per youth. Full and partial scholarships available upon request. Chaperones include The Rev, Rebecca Kirkpatrick, Megan McInnis, John Pitts, and Sarah Sliker.

Please watch your weekly Youth Newsletter for more information.