Y O U T H

welcome

We are the youth ministry of Soma Eastside Church, consisting of both high school and middle school students. Sometimes, we gather together. Other times, we gather separately.

Regardless, we’re all family here.

If you have any questions or are interested in getting connected, please contact Pastor Tyler Saldaña:  or 425.390.0003

To see our calendar for gatherings, events, and trips, keep scrolling down the page or follow us on instagram: @somaeastsideyouth


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PASTORAL CARE

If you and/or your student are looking for pastoral care or counseling, please email Pastor Tyler at  or call him at 425.395.0003.


GATHERINGS

H I G H   S C H O O L   N I G H T

  • Off for the remainder of Summer
  • Back in September on Monday nights
    • Gathering at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    • Groups 8:00pm - 9:00pm

M I D D L E   S C H O O L   N I G H T

  • Off for Summer
  • Back in September on Monday nights, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

H I G H   S C H O O L   G U Y S   &   G I R L S   G R O U P S

  • Return September on Monday nights after HS Night
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

S U N D A Y   A M

  • Off for August
  • Return September 8th

SEXUALITY & GENDER

Over summer, our High School Group has been discussing faith, sexuality, and gender.

Parents/guardians and students: we recommend ordering a few resources for the conversations:

  1. Preston Sprinkle's Living in a Gray World (Teen-oriented)
  2. Preston Sprinkle's People to Be Loved
  3. Mark Yarhouse's Understanding Sexual Identity (Teen-oriented)
  4. Mark Yarhouse's Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Here's our schedule that will be updated weekly:

Preview   /  Dear Church: I'm Gay video

Week 1   /   June 24 / Intro Conversation

  • Grace Truth 1.0 video   /   Conversation 2
  • Preston Sprinkle's Living in a Gray World, Chapter 1: A Conversation About Homosexuality

Week 2   /   July 1   /   What Does the Bible Say About Marriage?

  • Grace Truth 1.0 video   /   Conversation 3
  • Preston Sprinkle's Living in a Gray World, Chapter 2: What Does the Bible Say About Marriage?

Week 3   /   July 8   /   What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

  • Grace Truth 1.0 video   /   Conversation 4
  • Preston Sprinkle's Living in a Gray World, Chapter 3: What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

Week 4   /   July 15   /   Gender, Transgender, and Intersex

  • Grace Truth 1.0 video   /   Conversation 8
  • Preston Sprinkle's Living in a Gray World, Chapter 4: Gender, Transgender, and Intersex

Week 5   /   July 22   /   Continuing Gender, Transgender, and Intersex

  • Handout

Week 6   /   July 29   /   Meet the Family & The Future of Sexuality & Gender

  • Meet the Family
  • The Future of Sexuality & Gender

Podcasts:

  • A Dialogue with Justin Lee about Faith, Sexuality, & Gender (Podcast / YouTube Video Part 1& Part 2 entitled Sexuality, Scripture, and the Soul of Christianity)
  • A Follow Up Conversation About My Dialogue with Justin Lee (Podcast)
  • Theology in the Raw is Preston Sprinkle's podcast. There, he interviews people from varying life experiences as well as varying views. If you explore his feed, you'll find some interesting and challenging interviews.

If you would like access to the videos, please email Tyler Saldaña. He will help you create a Right Now Media (think Netlfix-style app with 1000s of hours of Christian teaching) account where the videos are featured.


EVENTS 

T H E   E S C A P E   2 0 1 9

  • August 20 - 24
  • High School & Middle School service trip
  • Register here until July 19th.

M O V I E   N I G H T

  • October 18 or 19 (tentative)
  • Middle School only; friends welcome
  • More details coming soon.

S C A R Y W O O D

  • October 26 - 27 (tentative)
  • Overnight trip to Silverwood's Scarywood Haunted Nights
  • High School only; friends welcome
  • Drop-off & Pick-up at the church offices
  • More details coming soon.

T H E   W I N T E R   E S C A P E   2 0 2 0

  • Either January 17 - 20 or February 14-17  (tentative)
  • MS may go separately Feb 7-9
  • We are trying to to make WE/20 3 nights instead of 2 nights.
  • More details coming soon.

T H E   E S C A P E   2 0 2 0

  • July 29 - August 2 (tentative)
  • More details coming soon.