A CHANGE TO OUR COMMUNITY & MINISTRY.
David Freitas (our Youth Pastor/School Age Teacher) and his wife Brandie recently announced they will be leaving us on March 2nd, 2017. Brandie had planned on going back to school to get her master's degree after they had lived here for a year. When trying this past month to enroll in classes for the fall, she was told her degree from the college they attended in Kansas is not recognized in Washington (because it is not nationally accredited). They will be moving back to Kansas in March, where she can finish her master's.
We have loved David and Brandie being a part of our family and will miss them dearly. At the same time, we also appreciate David's willingness to encourage his wife to follow her goals & education. Please be praying for them as they pursue this new season of their life and calling.
OUR NEW INTERIM YOUTH PASTOR.
When David announced to our leadership that he would be resigning to move back to Kansas, one of the people he suggested as his possible replacement was Jeramy Kaydus.
Jeramy is the husband of one of our team members (Pebbles), and we have been impressed with his heart, passion and experience working with both elementary children and teens. After meeting with Jeramy to discuss our ministry and vision, we began to pray and discern if he would be a good fit for this transition and our community.
After some time for reflection, we are excited to share that Jeramy will be joining our staff as Interim Youth Pastor & School Age Teacher beginning February 21st. This start date will give Jeramy two weeks to work with David so he can introduce Jeramy to the youth and families we serve.
In the next few weeks, Jeramy and Pebbles are wrapping up commitments to their current church and will be joining the Olympic View Friends Church family starting February 26th.
Please join us in welcoming Jeramy to our team, and both of them to our community.
YOUTH GROUP MOVING TO A DIFFERENT NIGHT.
Our Middle & High School Youth Group will be moving from Wednesday nights to Monday nights (from 7-8pm) beginning March 6th. Our outreach teen ministry facilitates a safe space for youth to hangout, have fun, play games and learn more about who God is and the purpose He has for their lives. All Middle and High School youth are welcome to attend.
UPDATE ON school age spring & SUMMER break programS.
After working with our Child Care Licensor, we are pleased to announce that we can offer unlicensed School Age care for Summer vacation. We also received approval to offer unlicensed care for Spring Break in April, and next school year's Christmas vacation. While we are still working out the details (to make sure we are in compliance with state licensing) we wanted to communicate the good news and see which families would be interested in either (or both) a Spring & Summer Break program.
The cost for either program is $206 a week (plus field trip expenses if leaving our Center for a scheduled event). DSHS is not accepted for unlicensed programs, per state licensing. School Age families also provide their child's lunch every day. Olympic View Friends will supply snacks.
Spring Break dates for Tacoma: APRIL 3rd - 7th
Summer VACATION is from JUNE 16th - SEPTEMBER 6TH
Please fill out the form below and we will contact you with more details. Availability is limited.