Mosaic Youth

Welcome! However you found yourself here, we’re so glad to have you. We’re a community of students who treat each other like family and are seeking to know Jesus.

Mosaic loves students and believes that young people are ready to follow Jesus now. In a sea of competing voices and paths to take, we want students to know that they are created for a life full of hope and meaning. We want them to know that Jesus loves them and that they are empowered by the Holy Spirit to share God’s love with their friends. This happens through partnership with families, the leading and investment of incredible teams of volunteer leaders, and opportunities to honestly explore faith in community.

For more information and to get on the Parent Email List, email: youth@mosaicportland.org.

COVID-19 NOTE

As much as we are very excited to be gathering in-person, we recognize the extra caution and planning that are expected to keep one another safe, minimize risk, and stay accountable to the guidelines that our local government is providing. 

We will provide hand sanitizer for every youth event, be taking attendance and tracking who is attending (per Multnomah County requirements), and practicing social distancing while we are together. We won’t provide masks, but please bring and wear one if that helps you (or your parents) feel comfortable.

Community is often messy. We are all showing up with different concerns, levels of comfort, and opinions. But the beautiful picture we see in the life of Jesus and his disciples is that we are called to be compassionate, generous, and others-serving first. 

If you or someone in your home is feeling ill, please choose to stay home. This is one way we will serve each other, our friends, and those we don’t know yet!

Middle School Youth

Instagram: @mosaicyouth_ms

Wednesday Nights

Wednesdays, June 24 – August 26

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

meet at Mosaic

Every Wednesday night we meet at Mosaic and walk to the park together for games, activities, and awesome time building friendships with each other and our leaders. Summer is a great time to plug into Middle School Youth for the first time or the 100th time! Pickup back at Mosaic. 

Middle School Book Club

Tuesdays, July 7 – August 25

11:30 am – 12:00 pm 

on Zoom

Every Tuesday morning we will be having online Book Club!  We’re going to be reading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee.  Each week we’ll read chapters alongside with a section of the Bible that gives insight to the story. We will meet on Zoom every Tuesday morning to discuss the book and the Biblical passage. There will be a prize for anyone who attends every single week and completes all the reading!  Can’t wait to read together!

Zoom link HERE.  Password: read

Lake Day

August TBA

We’re putting together an awesome day playing on the water together. Stay tuned for details!

MIDDLE SCHOOL QUESTIONS?

Contact Phelan Van Deren : phelan@mosaicportland.org

 

High School Youth

Instagram: @mosaicyouth_hs

Wednesday Nights

Wednesdays, June 24 – August 26

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We’re approved to meet in-person! Woo! The location will vary week to week, but the plan for Wednesdays is to be together, do something fun, and have meaningful conversation about Jesus and faith.

Details for the coming Wednesday will be in your inbox on Monday!

Get on the email list.

Summer Academy

Mondays, June 29 – August 24

10:00 am – 11:00 am

on Zoom

God made you a learner and Summer Academy is one way you can keep your mind and heart active!

The focus will be a book study, moving through several important topics over the summer.

The first book is Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race by Benjamin Watson. Pick up a copy before June 29!
Each week, bring your breakfast and meet on Zoom for discussion about what we’re reading.

Excursions

Saturdays, July 18 & August 15

Mark your calendars for a couple extra adventures together. Excursions are part-day trips to take advantage of some awesome recreation in our city.

 

 

 

Serve

Saturdays, July 25 & August 22
Morning – Afternoon

Jesus shapes us when we serve. We are putting together two opportunities for the High School community to partner Mosaic Kids and serve families at Mosaic and focus attention to global needs and impact.

 

HIGH SCHOOL QUESTIONS?

Contact Connor Durr: connor@mosaicportland.org

PARENTS

Mosaic Youth desires to be a support and encouragement for the whole Mosaic community by caring for students and their families. We recognize that parents have immense influence in the lives of the students we serve and we as a ministry want to provide tools and support where appropriate. Please let us know how we can serve your family or connect you with a resource for your students.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE

Students are capable of leading and influencing their world for good, and Mosaic Youth seeks to create a culture in which students know God by serving him. Jesus is a servant and teaches us to serve one another and participate as more than a consumer in his church. There is much to gain from serving and we provide opportunities for students desiring to grow in this way. There are opportunities to serve on Sundays, Wednesday nights, and throughout the year on mission and service trips.

SERVE
3rd Monday each month | 5:30-8:15pm
Portland Rescue Mission (Burnside Shelter)

Once a month, we take a team downtown to the Portland Rescue Mission’s Burnside Shelter to help serve dinner and love those who are less fortunate. Jesus models a life of serving others and this is one way we can practice living like him.