Middle School

Early adolescence is an important time in the spiritual development of a child. This is a time when thinking begins to shift from concrete concepts to more abstract. The child can form their own faith questions as opposed to believing or behaving as they are expected to by adults. Peer friendships begin to have a larger impact on the thinking of early teens. The key to fostering continued faith development is to provide a safe place with a circle of peers and adults who are on a similar spiritual journey.

The Confirmation program at Creator provides such a place for adolescent spiritual growth. But not all youth who are interested in such an experience are required to participate in the full confirmation experience. We have plenty of teens who participate on a drop-in basis or may belong to other faith communities. We also have teens that just participate in our mission trips. If you and/or your child have an interest in Creator’s youth activities, please contact our Youth Director, Terri Heckroth at 253 862-7700. Also check out our Confirmation page and Mission Trips page (under the “Serving” tab on our website) to get a glimpse of activities.

 

 

 

Music Opportunities for Children and Youth

MARIMBA CAMP for YOUTH!!

Creator Lutheran will be offering a Marimba Camp for youth July 3-7, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 PM.  This is for those who will be attending the 6-12 grades in the 2017-2018 school year.  Campers will be learning marimba techniques  as well as a couple of other art forms from Zimbabwe with leader Jeff Brahe - you do not need to know anything about music to participate!  You also do not need to be a member of Creator to attend - friends are welcome!  The camp costs only $60 for the week!

**We have 4 spots still open and the deadline has been extended to June 11th, 2017!  Please click on the registration form below, fill it out and mail or bring it to Creator before the deadline:  Creator Lutheran Church, 16702 S. Tapps Dr E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391.  

Questions?  Contact Dani (or Marlene) - dani@creatorlutheran.net or 253-862-7700.

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CREATOR YOUTH CHOIR!!

Creator Confirmation

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What is happening with our Confirmation kids? 

Creator is the place to be!  Just ask any of our middle school age youth.  They meet for Confirmation class on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings for fun and faith formation.  We have been studying some Old Testament lessons on Wednesdays and Martin Luther and the Reformation on Sundays. 

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The first Confirmation Retreat of the year was held at Warm Beach Christian Camp and Conference Center this month.  Our theme for the weekend was “Dealing with Bullying”, and Stephanie Kjelland, a longtime member of Creator, was our speaker.  She brought passion and empathy to a serious issue most of us face in school and in the workplace.  The class also began the long, challenging process of planning the Youth Led Worship for 2016. 

Fool's Night Out

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~~Fool's Night Out!
March 31-April 1
A time to be Fools for Christ!
A Lock Out for Youth Grades 8-12 and their friends.

Worship, travel, games, ice skating, bowling, swimming, and much more.

Cost:  $50.00 per youth 
(make checks out to Creator Lutheran Church with "Fool's Night" in the memo)
Deadline to sign up and pay is March 26
6:00pm   Meet at Creator Lutehran
7:00pm   Registration at Mountain View Lutheran in Edgewood
7:00pm   Games
8:00pm   Trampoline Nation
11:00pm  Worship at Mountain View Lutheran Church
1:00am   Sprinker Recreation Center--Pizza and beverages provided
3:30am   YMCA on South Hill Puyallup
5:30am   Time to head home and get some sleep

What to bring: 
gym clothes/shoes,
swim suit,
towel,
water bottle,
$ for offering and snacks along the way.

ALL CALL CHOIRS

All Call Choir is for all ages and ability levels.  The music is simple enough to be learned in 3 rehearsals for all who participate, even those who may not have any experience in music.  Don't want to sing?  We also have a hand chimes option!  Please let Dani know if you're interested ahead of time (as she will need to create music parts).

All Call Christimas Choir schedule 2017

Please commit to 2 regular rehearsals and the final rehearsal.  Please contact Dani (dani@creatorlutheran.net) with any questions or concerns!

  • SCHEDULE TBA (by late October 2017)

We will sing Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24th, 2017) for one of the worship services - more information will be forthcoming!

All Call Easter Choir schedule 2018

Youth Mission Trip Meeting

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Youth Mission Team Meeting
  Thursday, November 12
7:00pm at the church

Come hear all about Youth Mission opportunities at Creator. 
This informational meeting is for anyone interested in participating in a youth mission trip and their parents.  It is also for any congregation member who would like to hear what great things Creator youth are doing around the world. 
We will have a speaker from Experience Mission there to talk about the benefits of youth engaged in mission work in this country and in the world. 
Creator Youth Mission trips for 2016:
          8th and 9th Graders will travel to Los Angeles to work with Center for Student Missions in learning about homelessness in the urban setting.  We will be helping tutor kids, feeding the hungry at a homeless shelter,  visiting the elderly, and talking to people living on the streets.  Cost is about $700. 

Middle School Mission Trip

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Several of Creator's middle school youth are going out into the world to serve God's people in the Navajo Nation from June 27 through July 4. Please keep them in your prayers.

Silent Auction and Dinner

Silent Auction and Dinner to benefit the Youth Mission and Youth Gathering Teams

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:00pm

Tickets are $5 per person (kids 10 and under are free) and includes dinner.

Great items to bid on!  Dessert items too.

Please help support our Youth as they go out into the world and serve.

If you have any gently used or new items to donate, please let Terri Heckroth know soon.

SWWA Synod ALYVE Youth Gathering in Auburn

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"ALL AROUND THE WORLD"

"Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation" --March 15: 16

This weekend retreat at Camp Berachah in Auburn is a chance for 6th-12th Graders from all over Western Washington to gather in fellowship, learning, and service.  The ALYVE Board, a group of 13 High School student leaders have worked hard all year to plan and lead this retreat.  Creator will have 31 Confirmation students, High School students, ALYVE board members, and adult leaders attend. Please ask them to tell you about it when they get back.  I'm sure they will be anxious to share their stories.

Creator Valentine Dinner

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Saturday, February 21 at 6:00pm

Sit back and relax.  Let the youth of Creator serve you a delicious Italian dinner and entertain you with amazing musical talent.

Use this dinner as a romantic night out for two, or enjoy a family dinner with the whole crew, or even come alone  and connect with old or new friends. 
 Everyone is invited!  In fact, encourage all your friends, relatives, and neighbors to come too.

This is a fundraiser for the Jr. High Mission Trip to the Navajo Nation and the Sr. High National Youth Gathering in Detroit.  Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Jr. High Mission Team Meeting

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It's not too late to join this team of caring 7th and 8th graders!  If you would like to go out into the world to serve God's people in the Navajo Nation this summer, please come to the informational meeting Wednesday, January 28 from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  The final deadline to join the team is February 1, 2015 (only a few weeks away)!  Cost for the trip is $600 per student, and there are fundraisers to help you with that cost.  In fact, the meeting on January 28 will be filled with planning for the Valentine Dinner (a big fundraiser).  All participants MUST have a $200 deposit in by February 1.  Friends are welcome to join the team. 

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