Federal Way Young Life’s in-person auction and banquet celebration is returning

Young Life in Federal Way knows it takes a village to support kids and teens navigating life.

For the first time since 2019, the Young Life’s in-person auction and banquet celebration is returning Friday, May 13. This year’s theme is “It Takes a Village” and hosted at Journey Church in Federal Way (701 S. 320th St.)

Area Director Todd Zern said this event marks a season of rebuilding, refreshing, and resetting for the ministry.

“We’re really excited about gathering our community together like this for the first time in almost three years,” he said. “This is a moment to tell our teenagers in Federal Way that you have a village behind you and with you.”

Young Life is an international Christian ministry serving youth and teens. In Federal Way, “the heartbeat behind Young Life is the one-on-one relationship between an adult and a teenager,” Zern said, emphasizing the ministry’s mentorship which provides emotional, social and spiritual support.

Donations made through the banquet event or to Federal Way Young Life help the ministry fund the ongoing resources throughout the year, and a portion of funds are used for scholarships to ensure every teenager can experience summer camp.

Zern also thanks Journey Church for hosting this year’s event, Evergreen Housing Network for being a title sponsor, and the local churches and community members f Federal Way for supporting Young Life teenagers through this event.

Though the May 13 event sold out, community members can support Young Life in several ways.

Supporters can purchase a virtual ticket to participate in the Silent Auction online ($15 per bidding number). Young Life also accepts direct donations to support teens involved in Young Life Club or summer camp. Even if you couldn’t make it in person, the auction and banquet event is live-streamed at http://fwyl.link/Auction2022.

Upcoming events

  • Annual Young Life Golf Classic: Thursday, August 18 at the Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club. Visit federalway.younglife.org for more information and to register.
  • Young Life summer camping at Washington Family Ranch in Antelope, Oregon. Visit federalway.younglife.org for more information. Schedule: grades 6-8, June 29 to July 3; grades 9-12, July 12-17; Capernaum, grades 9-12, June 28-July 3.
  • To find out more, visit the website, call 253-946-5902, or email fwyounglife@gmail.com.