Youth and Family

Our Mission

East Bay Youth and Family Ministry is a sacred space for families to grow and thrive. Using the principles of New Thought, we encourage all to realize their Personal Power and Oneness. Together we are the magic! Whew Hew!

Exciting things are taking place in
Youth & Family Ministry!

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Our Youth & Family Ministry team is expanding and growing and lots of wonderful things are unfolding.

We currently are meeting on Zoom. In youth church, we use the CSL Youth Curriculum, as well as other resources that we feel are appropriate for the spiritual development of our young people. Other aspects of the ministry include special events, celebrations, outings, attending camp, quarterly parent meetings, choir & participation in delivering Youth Sunday Service. Some special projects include Spiritual Activism, Junior Toast Masters Club, Kwanzaa and CSL Youth Council.

We tailor a program designed to your child(s) needs based on their age/grade. Our children, teens and pre-teens program is available at 12 noon every Sunday. Service includes check ins, discussion, gardening, community building, meditation, yoga, prayer, energizers, on-line activities, music and movement. We encourage parents to connect their children to Sunday Morning services.

While sheltering in place, Youth Sunday is an opportunity for the youth to show who they are and what they learn during Sunday Service. On this day, our youth sing with the choir, share what they are discovering and how they will incorporate these discoveries into their lives, and/or show their creative expression projects.

We are grateful for what’s unfolding and expanding as our vision for our Youth & Family Ministry buds and blossoms. We say Yes! and look forward to having your families be a part of this East Bay Church Ministry.

Youth K – 5th Grades

Teens

High School

9th – 12th Grades

Pre-Teens

6th – 8th Grades

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Parent Involvement

We host quarterly parent meetings and we look forward to hosting regular family gatherings for participants to get to know each other.

Parent Support

Rev. Gil, Stacey Saadiq, RScP and Dr. Cynthia, RScP bring a wealth of insight, skills and knowledge about parenting, life, love and faith. If you need to talk, have an idea, want prayer or coaching please reach out.

Want to Volunteer?

All volunteers must be EBCRS members, have a current live scan screening and have completed Foundation Class with EBCRS. We would love for you to join us. Please fill out the survey and submit it. Someone will get in touch with you. (Include a link to get to a form to sign up to volunteer)

Activities

Keep up with what we’ve been doing!

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2020 Kwanzaa Celebration

Meet Our Team

Stacey Saadiq, RScP: Youth and Family Director

Rev. Gil Olmstead: Youth and Family Minister

Dr. Cynthia Chang, M.D: Youth Lead Facilitator

Sherri Grier, RScP: Youth and Family Advisor

Laverne Taylor: Snack Angel Coordinator

Stacey Saadiq, RScP

Practitioner

Stacey Saadiq, RScP

Stacey Saadiq currently serves the Reverend Elouise Oliver Ministry, Youth and Family Ministry and Meditation Ministry. She has in the past served on the Education Ministry.

Sherri L. Grier, RScP

Sherri L. Grier, RScP

Sherri L. Grier is a Licensed Professional Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in the Youth and Family Ministry facilitating successful youth groups here at the East Bay Church of Religious Science.

Reverend Gil Olmstead

Staff Minister

Reverend Gil Olmstead

A licensed Agape New Thought/Ageless Wisdom minister and an Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, Gil is a Spiritual student with a drive to see the world in ever expanding circles of understanding.

Laverne Taylor

Youth and Family

Laverne Taylor

Laverne Taylor is EBCRS Youth and Family Snack Angel Coordinator.

Dr. Cynthia Chang, RScP

Practitioner

Dr. Cynthia Chang, RScP

Dr Cynthia Chang is a practitioner for 15 years and is a holistic practitioner teaching mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and Tai Qi. She is currently available to see clients.