Junior High

Welcome to our ministry for 7th and 8th graders at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church! Our goal is to provide you with a safe place where you can be yourself and be accepted, and a place to be encouraged and supported as you continue your journey between childhood and young adult. Friends are always welcome to join us for any of the activities!


Our Confirmation Program is for grades 7, 8, and 9 and is held on Wednesday evenings 7:00 to 8:30 pm. We focus on building good relationships through large and small group activities and growing our faith in retreats and rewarding service projects. Our year runs from September through the end of March and registration is always open.

To participate in Confirmation and any other youth activities, all youth must have a registration form on file. Parents, please fill out one online form for each child. You only need to fill out this registration form once per year as it will cover all youth activities EXCEPT overnight Retreats. If you have questions about the confirmation program, please contact Tammie at confirmation@hslckirkland.org.

Brunch Bunch

Brunch Bunch is a time on Sunday mornings when 7th, 8th, and 9th grade youth come together for food, faith, fellowship, and fun. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 11 am in the Youth Room. There are also opportunities to participate in "Faith Visits" at other congregations to learn how other communities experience God. Friends are always welcome!

I will see you in the Youth Room downstairs at 11:00 am!

Upcoming Brunch Bunch Dates:

October 27

November 10

November 24 (Fall Retreat weekend)

December 8

December 22

Middle School Events

Throughout the year, we will offer a few activities for 7th and 8th grade youth and friends to come and have a good time! Cost will be around $40 for each event. Below are some of the activities for the year. More info will be posted as it becomes available!

Elevated Sportz Trampoline Park in Bothell

Sunday, October 20, 2019; 12:30 - 4:15 pm

Cost: is $40 and includes lunch and lots of fun!

For Grades 6,7,8

We will meet at Holy Spirit at 12:30 and stop for lunch on the way to Elevated Sportz. We will be back to HSLC by 4:15 pm. Be sure to invite a friend or two. Contact Tammie if you want to go: confirmation@hslckirkland.org.

In the Fall (usually the weekend prior to Thanksgiving) we offer a retreat for junior high (grades 7 and 8) youth. Confirmation students are expected to attend, but all 7th and 8th graders are welcome. The topic for retreats involves hands-on learning about the relationships in our lives.      

Jr. High Fall Retreat!

Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24, 2019

Camp Casey on Whidbey Island

“Relationships and Dating” led by Pr. Katy

Cost: $125 for the weekend. Scholarships available if needed. Invite a friend

For grades 7 and 8

We will meet at the church by 6 pm. Please eat dinner before you get there or bring a sack dinner. We will be home Sunday by noon. To register, print the form below and return completed form, along with a check for $125 made out to HSLC, to the registration slot at church. Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 6.                   

Youth Retreats




7th and 8th grade Summer Mission Trip

Sunday – Thursday, August 2-6, 2020

Camp Lutherhaven in Idaho

Cost $450 and includes food, lodging, transportation and a ticket to Silverwood Theme Park for Thursday on our way home. Scholarships available if needed.

A $100 non-refundable deposit by December 31, 2019 will hold your spot

Information Meeting: Sunday, November 10 at noon in the Youth Room

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church is committed to keeping children safe and asks all adult volunteers to attend our Safe Haven Training.