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

  • Returns September 23rd
  • 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

  • Returns September 23rd
  • 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

  • Returns September 8th

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.

H A L L O W E E N   M O V I E   N I G H T

  • October 19
  • Middle School only; friends welcome
  • More details coming soon.

N I G H T M A R E   A T   B E A V E R   L A K E

  • October 26
  • High School only; friends welcome
  • More details coming soon.

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

  • February 14-17
  • 4 days and 3 nights at The Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, WA
  • High School and Middle School; separate sessions
  • 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.

SEXUALITY & GENDER

Over summer, our High School Group began 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

We also recommend checking out this introduction video Dear Church: I'm Gay.

Podcasts:

  • 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.

This is an ongoing conversation that has a lot more gray than black-and-white. If you'd like to talk with someone about faith, sexuality, and gender, please reach out to Tyler Saldaña or one of our other leaders.