Pacifica Synod Youth Ministry
Upcoming Events
Joint Synod High School Youth Zoom Event
Saturday, December 5
High school youth from Pacifica Synod are invited to join with youth from both Southwest CA and Sierra Pacific Synod for a kick-off event on Sunday, December 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (on Zoom). Youth leaders and pastors are welcome to attend if they choose, but youth may attend on their own.

#CaliSTRONG is a space created for high school youth to engage each other in conversation around social justice issues and hot topics they are passionate about. This space will be peer led with adult supervision and a pastoral care presence. Youth will learn leadership skills to engage in dialogues around race, culture, diversity, equity and inclusion through a biblical lens.

You must register for this event to receive the Zoom link. You may do so through Saturday at
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For ALL those who are serving in ministries with children, youth or families (paid, volunteer, lay leader, pastor).
ALL those who are serving in ministries with children, youth or families (paid, volunteer, lay leader, pastor) are invited to gather together virtually by Zoom on Thursday, December 10 at noon for a time to check-in, share resources or ideas and pray for one another. We will also have a chance to share creative options during this most unusual Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Finally, we'll look ahead to the format of our 2021 gatherings so that we can best support your ministry.

Below is the information to connect you to via Zoom. Please share this information with those you know who are also serving in a congregation. ALL are welcome - regardless of which ELCA synod you are in. You may join by computer, phone or tablet.

Please contact Terri Robertson at if you have any questions.
Zoom Info for December 10 at 12:00 noon

Pacifica Synod is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Synod Youth Ministry Leaders Check-In 
Time: December 10, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 812 1420 2115
Passcode: 228519

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Meeting ID: 812 1420 2115
Growing Young Monthly Gatherings Begin in 2021
Thank you to those who attended one of our two Growing Young Intro presentations held in November. If you missed the presentations, but would like to view either of them, they were recorded and are posted on our Synod's YouTube channel for viewing as your time allows.

Plans are being finalized to host free monthly, one-hour Zoom gatherings from January to June 2021, each focusing on one of the six Core Commitments identified in the Growing Young Wheel. These gatherings will each be held twice – once during the day, once in the evening – to allow more access and will be recorded for viewing later. A Growing Young webpage with resources and recordings will be available on the synod website soon.

Watch for information on the dates and times of all upcoming presentations to be shared next week. Congregations are encouraged to form teams, but it is not a requirement. Participants will be asked to read the corresponding chapter in Growing Young prior to each gathering to get the most out of the time and discussion that will take place.

Pastor Tom Goellrich, Deacon Mindy Bugaj and Terri Robertson are currently serving on the team developing and leading this ministry, but we invite others to join us. For more information about Growing Young or if you'd like to serve on this team, please email Terri Robertson at
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