Youth

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1Timothy 4:12



The East Woods Youth Ministry provides a variety of opportunities for middle and high school students to learn and grow in their faith and knowledge of God, build meaningful and lasting relationships with peers and adults, and participate in service projects that transform our community and our world.

Youth Group

Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

East Woods Presbyterian Youth Group is a great night of building friendships, growing in faith, studying the Bible together, playing games, singing songs, and talking about life in small groups. 


This year, the Wednesday night Youth Group will be offered specifically for middle school and high school students, and it will continue to be led by an outstanding and experienced group of Christian adults. 


These Youth Group gatherings connect students around conversations related to them, the God of the Bible, and their personal journeys with God. We’ll also have fun games and activities and great worship music. 


Wednesday Nights 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

"Connecting Time"

Sunday Mornings from 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

East Woods now has new start times for our Sunday morning worship services – 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. The reason for the new times is to provide a 45-minute Connecting Time in between the services so that we can build our relationships and discipleship as a congregation. 


We are offering a Connecting Time discussion that is youth-focused, although the ages are flexible.  The Youth Sunday School previously offered during the second Sunday worship service will now happen during Connecting Time. Most Sundays, it will be led by Chuck Dunn and will give students a chance to hang out, pray, and have great discussion about a biblically-based video or theme and have a donut or two. 


This Youth-oriented Connecting Time is also open to folks from other generations, offering the possibility of positive intergenerational conversations and fun.


Of course, there are also other opportunities for parents and younger siblings during Connecting Time, including hands-on mission work (card making, for example), an adult Bible study, an adult coffee social gathering, and a choir and other activities for children.

Worship Service  

Sunday Morning10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Following Connecting Time each Sunday, students are invited and encouraged to attend the 10:45 AM worship service and to remain as part of the congregation for the full service. 


We believe that worship services are an important part of growing and maturing as Christian disciples. And, we think middle school and high school students will not only be enriched by this experience but that it will be a blessing to the whole congregational family to have the students participate. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact Jeff Kennedy, Elder of Youth Ministries, at (360) 600-3608 or Jeff.Kennedy@member.mensa.org, or Pastor Bill Sperry at (818) 321-6157 or Bill@eastwoodspres.org.