SE Portland Youth Collective
Creator ELCA, Moreland Presbyterian, Sellwood Faith Community/Trinity UMC, Milwaukie Presbyterian
Current Online Meetings
HS meets 1st Sunday, 3:30 - 4:45,
MS meets 1st Tues, 7pm- 8:15pm
ALL YOUTH game/ activity, generally 3rd Sun @3:30
Other creative opportunities during COVID are announced in the weekly e-news
Young Adults meet 3rd Sunday, 6:30-8:30pm
Our Non-COVID annual pattern includes;
Middle school retreat in the Fall
High school retreat in the Spring
Summer Middle school City Camp week
Summer High School Service Learning week-long trip
Contact Debi at email@example.com to receive Youth Collective News and Zoom links
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Our ecumenical, multi-church SE PDX Youth Collective welcomes Middle and High school community youth as well as church youth. We occasionally connect with the Downtown PDX Youth Collective and the NE PDX Collective.
As a community we build bonds with other youth and leaders through stories to understand and respect one another. We are equals who work together to serve our communities and make an impact on those around us. We celebrate our joys and discuss our hardships with no pressure and judgment.
In the Spring of 2016, a few youth workers from SE Portland with similar interests in more expansive possibilities for the greater church body began to meet together regularly. We pondered how together we might provide more transformative experiences for youth, based partially on our collective 40+ combined years of youth ministry, but more especially on where the Spirit seemed to be leading in new ways!
For nearly 6 months, we met and dreamed about how we might serve youth more fully together, before officially kicking off the ‘SE Portland Youth Collective’ activities, starting in the winter of 2016/2017 with the longings we identified for our youth. We’ve been adapting and experimenting together ever since!
November through March Gatherings