Youth Ministry 2018-09-04T18:48:44+00:00

Welcome to Birchwood’s Youth Ministry!

Thank you for taking the time to check out our page dedicated to Youth Ministry as part of the life of Birchwood. Listed below, you will find the most up to date information on everything Youth. If you have any questions, comments, or anything else, please contact our Youth Director at the links on the bottom of this page. You can also “like” us on facebook or follow us on instagram!


Youth Education Hour

All Youth grades 6-12 are invited to the Youth Rooms during the school year at 9am for our Education hour. Donuts or pancakes are always on the menu.

Youth Group

Birchwood Youth is a ministry with the intention of crafting fellowship and activities to explore faith and deepen relationships with each other and Christ. We are inclusive no matter one’s faith or cultural background with the goal of providing space for students to know God.

The 2018-19 school year will look similar to last year:

  • The Grove at Birchwood Youth is for students in grades 9-12. We meet weekly during the school year on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm to worship together, hear relevant teaching, and meet with a small group of friends to cultivate healthy relationships.
  • The Path at Birchwood Youth is for students in grades 5-8. We meet twice a month on a Friday from 6-7:30pm to have pizza, play a game, worship, spend time in the Word, and meet with a small group of friends to be in step with one another on life’s journey. The Fall dates are Sept 21, Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2 & 16, and Dec 7.

Looking to Serve?

If you are looking to serve with some of the coolest Youth in the Pacific Northwest, then you’ve come to the right place! We are searching for about 3 adults to come be a part of what God is doing at Birchwood and invest in students on a weekly basis throughout the school year. We ask that you commit to coming Wednesday nights and to monthly events or retreats when available. It is not necessary, but encouraged, to attend our Sunday Worship. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact our Youth Director.

Registration to open September 13th.

Upcoming Dates

Sept 5 • 7-8:30p
The GROVE begins!
(Every Week for High Schoolers)

Sept 9 • 9a
Youth Education Hour begins!
(aka DONUTS =] )

Sept 9 • 10:15a
Blessing of the Backpacks

Sept 13 
Early Bird Registration for Fall Retreat opens!

Sept 21 • 6-7:30p
The PATH begins!
(Every Other Week for Middle Schoolers + 5th Grade)

Sept 21 • 8p to Setp 22 • 12p
Grove Overnight!
(Bring your hygiene packs!)

Sept 30 • 12-2p
Open Gym!

Oct 5 • 6-7:30p

Oct 19 • 6-7:30p

Oct 26 • 6-8p
Fall Festival

Nov 2 • 6-7:30p

Nov 9-11
The Grove: Fall Retreat

Nov 16-18
The Path: Fall Retreat*


*More details TBA
Cost should never keep a student from attending a Birchwood Youth event. Please contact the Youth Director for scholarship information and check out our Scholarship Policy.

For more information on the Youth Program at Birchwood, please contact the Youth Director, Nathan Shorb, by email (nathans[at] or phone (360-733-8860 ext. 107).

Nov 21
NO Grove • Happy Thanksgiving!