☀️ Summer 2021 ? 

Check out these fun filled summer events for Crosscreek youth & friends.  Mark your calendars, and RSVP for events below… We look forward to hanging out soon!




August 28, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.–  Location TBD

Beach Party for all Children & Youth Families, location TBD. Let’s meet up at the beach for an end of summer celebration. Please bring your favorite drinks & lunch for your family and we’ll provide the dessert!  Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/BM9mMKKutxXmoTpP7

Previous Events this summer:

✅ Youth BBQ

July 3, 6:30-10:30 p.m.  –  at the O’Connors home in South Salem

Game Night

July 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m.  –  at Gateway Community Church, 922 Hylo Rd SE, Salem, OR 97306

Pool Party

August 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  –  at Burkland Pool in Turner

Cost $5 per youth.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  Fees will be collected at the pool on August 14.  



What ages can attend?

Grades 6 through 12. We have 5ish adults who show up on the regular (background checked of course) to be mentors / discussion leaders / game wardens for your kiddos. The Beach Party in August is for all ages, as well as our twice-monthly Crosscreek Parties.

Do I have to "go to" the church to "go to" Connect?

No! Especially since we don’t have a weekly program for adults like most churches. We use this process to ‘be the Church.’ Anyone can participate in any of our groups, gatherings or events, and they don’t have to follow Jesus to do so: that includes Youth Connect.

Can I bring my DS/Gameboy/Atari/Tablet/iPhone/Blackberry device?

Yes, we aren’t a no-technology youth group. There will be portion of time alloted for hangout “free time.” Of course there will be other times when you won’t need (or even want!) your device. It may be smarter to leave it at home, but that’s you and your family’s call.

Will it be serious or fun?

Both! We will have plenty of free-time / hang out time and game or two. But also a bit of time for conversations about real life and stuff and things. You can participate in any of the activities/talks as much or as little as you like.

Do I need to RSVP?

Yes, please. We need to know numbers, both the amount of people to expect (and feed) and also your emergency contact info. Each event has a separate form.

What else can I do to be involved?

We offer small group studies and time periodically throughout the year, depending on the season. We also have a discord server, Minecraft realm, and gather at the bigger Crosscreek parties. See this page for more on those.

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