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During this COVID-19 season we’ve adapted our ministry to pursue a new vision:

This fall we’re staying small—it’s all about small group settings!

We’re staying small because we believe it’s the best way that we can move forward as a church while staying safe and healthy. Unfortunately we won’t be in any big group gatherings anytime soon, but here’s what you can expect:

  • An emphasis on community
    We care deeply about you, your mental health, and your well-being—especially this fall! That’s why we want you to feel connected! Each student will have the opportunity to connect with a mentor that will support you, encourage you, and walk faithfully with you especially as you get settled into a new school year. But just as important, we want to create a space for you to simply connect with others, and be yourself. Through every initiative we do this fall, there will be an emphasis on connection through community.

  • A focus on worship
    We’ve been worshiping online Sunday mornings during the summer, and this fall we’ll continue to do the same. But, there are two new additions you can expect this fall:
    1. During each Sunday service a student from Pine Lake Youth will be reading the Scripture as a way to live out our call to be a multigenerational church that worships together.
    2. In addition, each week there will be a student-specific pdf for you to download right from Facebook or YouTube that will have a few ideas and discussion questions pertaining to how each Sunday sermon connects to your life as a student!

  • Apprenticeship to Jesus
    Why the word ‘apprenticeship’? An apprentice is someone who learns by doing, alongside a leader that’s there to guide and support the entire way. We’ve created a number of different groups & experiences for you to choose from that will keep you connected and engaged this fall:
    1. Middle school students: Every Sunday @ 6:30pm we will have Ignite groups (small groups) by grade and gender. We will plan to meet in person, with appropriate social distancing protocols in place.
    2. High school students: there’s a few options for you depending on the day, time, and interests you have. Groups that meet in person, that meet online, that go deep in conversations about faith, or simply a time to come hang out and connect with other students.
    3. This first round of small groups will last 8 weeks… who knows our world might be in a totally different place by then!
    4. Signups are open now, group sizes are limited to keep us safe and healthy, and they’ll begin September 8!
    5. Check out the list of all the groups this fall!

All Access Nights

Every Tuesday night, 6-8pm. The night begins in the Community Room for a meal, then we transition to a time of free time in either the gym or the Underground, and finally gather in the Underground for worship, teaching, and Life Groups.

The Practice Room

Every Sunday during 10am worship. Students begin the morning all together in service, then halfway through the service are invited to the Practice Room in the Underground where we engage in Scripture in ways that help put our faith into everyday practice.

Mileposts

A Discipleship Pathway. Pine Lake Covenant Church is committed to coming alongside you and your family during each season of life from birth through high school graduation. Each milepost reflects a core component of what we believe to be a vitality pathway in following Jesus.

Learn More about Mileposts

Upcoming Youth Gatherings

Middle School Events & Trips

Global 6K for Water

Global 6K 2019

Six kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water – water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. On a Saturday every May, thousands of participants from around the globe will walk or run 6K to bring life-changing clean water to communities in need. Pine Lake Covenant Church is a host site for the run, and each participant’s registration fee provides life-changing clean water for one person. Your race bib will have a picture, name, and age of a child who will benefit from World Vision’s clean water projects.

Check out our 2020 Global 6K
Campbell Farm

Wapato, Washington

Through a partnership with Sammamish Presbyterian, this mission trip to Campbell Farm is open to students who are in 6th, 7th or 8th grade during the school year. Students will gain a valuable experience of service for others and for Jesus Christ, and this trip will change the way they see and understand themselves, others and the work of God in their lives.

  • No upcoming events are scheduled
Fall Thunder Retreat

Cascades Camp
Yelm, Washington

Come to Cascades Camp and get ready for wild and crazy games, the hilarious talent show, dynamic worship and messages that are relevant, inspiring and challenging. This is a fantastic way to bond with your youth group and 400 other students, and be super pumped about the ways God is working in your life.

2020’s event has been modified into Thunder in a Box, taking place October 23-25. Stay tuned for more details!

  • No upcoming events are scheduled
Community Fall Festival

In late October, our annual Community Fall Festival features dinner, games, the Pine Lake Escape Room and plenty of fall festivities!

High School Events & Trips

Winter M.U.D. Retreat

M.U.D. High School Retreat 2019

The annual Winter M.U.D. retreat is an amazing experience where hundreds of high schoolers gather at Cascades Camp in mid-winter. Escape the grind of school and sense the awesome ‘energy’ of the body of Christ through great main stage worship sessions, focused seminars on what’s really important, activities & plenty of laid-back, chill time with friends, new and old.

  • No upcoming events are scheduled
Global 6K for Water

Global 6K 2019

Six kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water – water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. On a Saturday every May, thousands of participants from around the globe will walk or run 6K to bring life-changing clean water to communities in need. Pine Lake Covenant Church is a host site for the run, and each participant’s registration fee provides life-changing clean water for one person. Your race bib will have a picture, name, and age of a child who will benefit from World Vision’s clean water projects.

Check out our 2020 Global 6K
Special Needs Family Camp

Warm Beach, Stanwood, Washington
Joni & Friends and Young Life Capernaum Partnership

This camp allows students and adults to become buddies for those with special needs and provides support to their families, who are also on site.

  • No upcoming events are scheduled
Kodera, Kenya Mission Trip

Continuing a partnership of 20+ years, a team of PLCC adults and high school students travel annually to Kodera, Kenya, to serve at Pine Lake Academy and St. John’s Medical Clinic.

  • No upcoming events are scheduled
Unite

Unite (formerly called CHIC) is the triennial Christian conference for high school students. Thousands of students and adults from around North America and the world will gather in Tennessee for a week of fun, friends, and worship.

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