2017 Upcoming Westview Church Youth/Family Events

 

Upcoming Youth/Family Ministry Gym Nites (usually the 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month at Westview, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Youth/Family Events:

   

Youth Group Fireworks Booth

 


Youth Mission Trip Report 2016

        

On July 18th - 23rd, 2016 our Youth went on a service and mission trip to Hollywood and the Mexico Border. The Youth Group got to profoundly see and experience Jesus!

The Youth Group went to The Center, a homeless ministry in the heart of urban Hollywood attached to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

The Youth Group also went to Homeboy Industries in one of the hotbeds of LA gangs. Homeboy is a place started by Fr Greg Boyle as he sought to save people from the gangs.

The Youth Group also went to the Mexican border and met Officer Jose of the Border Patrol who seemed to want to make sure all immigrants they dealt with were treated with dignity.

“Would you like to see Jesus? [Mother Teresa takes Bishop Curlin around a few walls to a man lying on a black leather pallet who has clearly visible things crawling on his body. As the bishop stands there in shock, Mother Teresa kneels down and wraps her arms around him, holding him like a baby in one's arms.]  Here he is. [The bishop asks "Who?"] Jesus, she says. Didn't he say you'd 'find me in the least person on earth?' Isn't this Jesus challenging us to reach out and love?” -Mother Teresa

The Youth Group felt like they saw Jesus and felt Jesus as we walked on the edge—as they walked on the edge with those who were in desperation, in pain, in recovery, in poverty. They felt Jesus tangibly as they saw them be Jesus’ love to each other at Homeboy Industries and as they got to be Jesus as we reached out in love to those without homes at The Center. They felt the compassion of Jesus as we looked over the border into extreme poverty.


Our Youth Leader Allen will be leaving us!!

Allen is heading off to San Jose State University.

We will miss him!!

He has been such a blessing to our youth and to our church


  

Congratulations to Isaac!!

Isaac was the 2016 recipient of the Rekiso "Ray" and Hisako "Louise" Scholarship, a four-year local JACL undergraduate schaolarship. The Rekiso and Hisako Sako Scholarship was established in 2012 to help local students who are actively involved

with the JACL, Watsonville Buddhist Temple, and/or Watsonville Presbyterian Church pursue their higher education goals.

Mrs. Sako and the late Mr. Sako have been long time members of the JACL, Senior Center and leaders among the Japanese American Community.

Westview wishes Isaac the best as he furthers his education!!


2016 YOUTH/FAMILY EVENTS

Photos below are from Youth/Family Events (starting from the left):

Top Row: Youth sporting wetsuits at Our Gym Nite surfing outing on August 19th, Youth having a great time at Manresa Beach on June 3rd, Congratulations to Isaac and Emily on graduation from High School, the Youth enjoying their trip to the Aquarium, Celebrating Hanna's graduation from UCSC and thanking her for being our Youth Leader as she will be moving from this area.

Bottom Row: Youth serving the Salvation Army in March, middle three photos are the Youth serving the Mother's Day Luncheon, far right is the Youth hiking at Nisene Marks

 

         

 

       


2015 YOUTH/FAMILY EVENTS

 

2015 Youth Mission Trip to Navajo Nation

On July 25 - 31, 2015 our Youth Group went on a mission trip to Navajo Nation.

Our youth led VBS (Vacation Bible School) for children and helped build a house for the pastor who has been living in a trailer.

We were very proud of our youth members: Elijah, Isaac, Ian, Kris, Izabel, Liam and Hazel. They served hard and with much love on long days without running water.

We had some fun too at Sliderock State Park in Sedona and at the Grand Canyon.

Thank you especially to our leaders:  Marlon Veal, Jordan Souza, and Parto Dan.

Thank you to all of you at Westview and beyond who supported this trip with donations and prayer!

In order to help raise funds for the trip the Youth washed cars and helped out at our 4th of July fireworks booth (two photos below).

 

Photos below are from the Mission Trip.

          

 

Photos below are from 2015 Youth/Family Events and Gym Nites:

Top Row: (starting from the left):  Everything Isaac Gym Nite on July 3rd, Gym Nite at the Science Center August 21st, Beach Trip on a warm fall evening, the Knights of Nee visited Halloween Gym Nite, and the Youth Christmas Party December 18th.

Bottom Row (starting from the left):Snowball fight on CA Snowy Winter Gym Nite that took place on January 2nd, serving the Salvation Army meal on February 2nd, Around the World Ping Pong Gym Nite on March 20th, and last two photos on the right are from the Beach Party at Manresa Beach on June 5th.

 

         

           

 


 

2014 YOUTH/FAMILY Events

        

Summer Youth Service/Educational Trip to San Francisco/Oakland with Center for Student Missions 

Kris, Larissa & Jesse, Ian & Dan and Elijan, Isaac & Marlon went on the mission trip August 10th - August 13th, 2014 with the Center for Student Missions. They learned much about the needes of the urban poor and were the hands of Christ through service as they served in local non-profits in Oakland and the Tenderloin in San Francisco. Many came back with a sense of gratitude for our lives and a desire to serve (especially the needy) in our daliy lives.

 

Photos below are from 2014Youth/Family Events and Gym Nites

 

        

          

            

        

Photos Above:

Top row (starting from the left): First two photos are from the Pool Party that took place on August 9, 2014. Third photo from left is from the Beach Party at Manresa Beach on October 3, 2014. Fourth photo from left is from our Youth Gym Nite Crazy Costumes Party held on October 17, 2014. Photo on the far right is our youth playing Miniature Golf at the Boardwalk from our November 7, 2014 Youth Gym Nite.

Second row (starting from the left): First photo is from the Youth bike ride from Seaside to Monterey and back that took place on April 24, 2014. Next two photos are from the May 2, 2014 Fun with Crafts Gym Nite. Last two photos are from the Spring Beach Day at Manresa Beach that took place June 6 2014.

Third row (starting from the left): First three photos are from our Talent Show that was held on January 17, 2014. Last three photos are from World Record Breakers Gym Nite held on March 21, 2014.


 

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