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Contact information for Youth Pastor Matt Eldredge
Harvest Youth Group Summer Day Camp 2020
In lieu of our usual summer camps in partnership with other local churches (ETM & ETV), we're holding a day camp for Harvest middle school and high school students this year!
If you have questions about anything not covered here or in registration, please let us know.
Register by Friday, July 24th.
Wednesday, July 29th: 6-9pm at Harvest
Grad Night: Celebrating graduates with some outdoor games
Content theme: Kick off our camp theme "Living as God's church"
Thursday, July 30th: 2-6pm at Harvest
Water Olympics: Competitive team water games
Content theme: Church is not just a place you go, but our identity as Jesus followers
Friday, July 31st: 6-10pm at Harvest
Service project: Teaming up with the Harvest Meals Ministry to serve those in need in our body, ending the night with night games
Content theme: God's church is broken, yet made new
Saturday, August 1st: 10am-2pm Offsite
Scavenger Hunt: Team scavenger hunt around Camas
Content theme: Living as God's church in everything every day
Sunday, August 2nd: 9am-12pm at Harvest
Youth Service: Youth group takes the lead and participates in the Sunday service
Content theme: How do we continue living this way?
(Times may be subject to change slightly.)
Other safety and responsibility comments:
- We plan to have all our events outdoors. We'll also ask everyone participating to wear masks and social distance.
- If Washington regresses and we move back to Phase 1 or it becomes clear that it is wisest to not move forward with this camp, we will cancel and you will be reimbursed.
- Concerning food: no meals will be served, but possibly pre-packaged snacks. We will be following the regulations set for churches concerning food. If you'd rather your student not receive a pre-packaged snack OR if your student has dietary restrictions, please send a snack with them from home each day.
- We know that during this season, finances have become challenging for some families. If your student needs a scholarship, please let us know and we would love to help.
In this video, Matt shares an update about summer camps 2020:
What do Wednesdays look like right now?
On most Wednesdays, Matt or another youth staff will go live on the Harvest youth Instagram account AND the private Harvest Church Facebook group for the lesson. Following the lesson, small group leaders will host Zoom video small groups. Sometimes there will be other games and activities. Stay tuned for updates!
How do I get in contact with a small group leader?
If you need to get in touch with your student's leader about upcoming youth group events or discussion groups, here are the leaders for the age groups:
Middle school girls: Julie (360) 909-7133 & Shelby (360) 473-9661
6th & 7th grade boys: Brandon (360) 949-3029
8th grade boys: Joel (360) 609-5311 & Ben (971) 563-1830
Freshman & Sophomore girls: Hope (360) 609-9333
Junior & Senior girls: Gypsy (360) 624-4652
High School boys: Christian (360) 690-6510 & Alex (360) 460-5126
Harvest Youth Group Podcast
Conversations with Harvest Youth Group students during the Coronavirus Quarantine.
For more episodes, click here for the link to listen on Spotify!
What does youth group normally look like?
We exist for students to meet Jesus, grow in their relationship with Him (through Bible studies, service opportunities, discipleship, camps/retreats...), share his love in action and truth, and worship Him in everything we do.
We meet on Wednesday nights from 7-9 pm at Harvest. This group is available for students in 6th grade through their senior year of high school. Most Wednesday nights consist of teaching from the Bible, time in small groups for discussion, fun games, and time to hang out to encourage and enjoy one another.
Our volunteer youth staff is made up of adults who are committed to following Christ, attend Harvest, have a heart for youth, and have time to pour into their lives. If you're interested in working with youth, contact Matt to see what is involved or you can click here to begin your application.
Current Wednesday night teaching
Come and See
Belief in Jesus is a process. While many people believed in Jesus, we see that Jesus' constant invitation is to deepen their belief by exposing their "belief boundaries". During this series, we will primarily follow the disciples and attempt to "walk in their shoes" as we hear Jesus' invitation to them as if it were an invitation to us. We will see that this invitation always commands a response: it will either cause them to doubt or deepen their belief in Him.
The hope is that our students would hear the invitation of Jesus to "come and see" who He is, recognize where their belief in Him may be shallow, steadfast, or non-existent, and then embrace the process of Jesus exposing our belief boundaries, to ultimately fill us with a deeper belief in Him.
One of the most important goals for this next school year is to have more opportunities for students to meet in smaller groups with an adult volunteer to grow in their relationship with Christ. If you want to be part of a group like this talk to Matt or any of the staff to find out what is available.