Youth and Family

The mission of Creator’s Youth and Family Ministry team is to bring God’s Children closer to their Heavenly Father. Through discussion of the word and sharing of fellowship we hope to deepen our children’s faith and develop a life-long relationship with Christ.

Our youth ministry deliberately guides young people into Christian discipleship by:

  • Involving youth and their families in a safe and Christian community,
  • Encouraging them to live spiritually rich, God-centered lives,
  • And preparing them to impact their world for Christ.

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 at least once week prior to the first rehearsal (as she will need to create music parts).

All Call Easter Choir schedule 2019

Music for Children (Pre-K through 5th grade)

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Music for preschoolers through 5th graders will happen on Sunday mornings as part of the family education hour (Sunday School).  Children in this age bracket are welcome to prepare special music outside of this education hour and meet with Dani 2-3 times before offering their music for worship - this can be singing or playing piano or another instrument they have been playing for a couple of years.  If children are interested in putting together a group song for worship, this is also a possibility.  Dani encourages children to share their God-given musical gifts when they are able.  

Children are also welcome and encouraged to participate in the Christmas and Easter All Call Choirs (go to "All Call Choirs" page for details),

Please contact Dani to set up practices for special music or if you have any questions:  dani@creatorlutheran.net or 253-862-7700.

ALYVE Board Lock In

img043.jpgThe ALYVE Board is the group of area Lutheran High School students who meet to plan and lead a few synod wide Youth Events each year.  They are learning leadership skills and making friends from other Lutheran churches. 

The ALYVE board will meet at Creator for an overnight planning and work session on February 20-21.  It is not too late to join this group.  If you are in 9th-12th Grade this year, and want to help us host the big retreat, please come to Creator on Friday, February 20 at 6:00pm.  We will work, play, eat, and sleep a little until Saturday, February 21 at about 2:00pm. 

Creator adults, if you would like to donate food to this wonderful group of young leaders, please let Terri Heckroth know.  We could use lasagnas, garlic bread, salad, chips and cookies for snacks, breakfast foods, pop and juice.  There are 15-20 very grateful students on the board and one extremely grateful adult advisor (Terri). 

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. 

ELCA High School National Youth Gathering

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~~The ELCA Youth Gathering for high school-age youth takes place every three years and is about faith formation, worship, study, fellowship, service and play.

 It is an opportunity for youth to engage with peers from across the United States and the world who share a common commitment and faith in Christ. The next Gathering will be held July 15-19, 2015, in Detroit, Michigan. 

High School Youth from Creator are planning on attending this gathering.  Are you in 9th-12th grade and interested in going to Detroit this summer?  If so, please attend the next planning meeting Wednesday, January 28 from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  Cost for the trip is $1,300 per person, and fundraising opportunities are available.  In fact, we will spending most of our time on January 28 planning the Valentine Dinner. 

Sr. High Night Corn Maze at Maris Farms

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 Night Maze at Maris Farms

Sunday, October 26  6:00pm

Instead of High School Bible Study next Sunday, we will go to Maris Farms for a night hike in the corn maze.  Cost is $12 per person (scholarships are available.  Just let Terri know).  Meet at Terri's house for dinner at 6:00pm, and we will drive to Maris Farms afterward.  Bring extra cash if you would like to buy pumpkins or snacks.  We will be done with the maze by 8:30pm and back to Terri's house by 9:00pm. You MUST bring your own flashlight.

 If you are coming from Buckley, you can arrange to meet us at Maris Farms at 6:45pm.  Just let Terri know you are coming.  And you may be picked up at Maris Farms at 8:30pm.
 All participants MUST sign up so we know how many drivers we will need.  And you will all need to have a current medical release form on file with the church.

 Friends are welcome!

What is the ALYVE Board?

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The ALYVE (Associated Lutheran Youth in Various Endeavors) board is a group of Sr. High students representing 91 churches all around the Southwest Washington Synod.  They come together in a common mission to bring the youth of our area closer to God and to each other.  Each Lutheran church in the SWWA synod is encouraged to send one or two students to the annual ALYVE board Convocation where officers are elected and projects are planned.  These young board members work hard and give countless hours to serving the larger church. 

Sr.High Bible Study

bible (2).JPG~~Come enjoy the food, friendship, and faith discussions at Terri Heckroth's house beginning this Sunday at 6pm.  Dinner is always included!  We eat, hang out, and talk about common issues teenagers face and what the Bible has to say about them.  Bring your friends!  Address is 4504 178th Ave. Ct. E., Lake Tapps (in Hidden View).

Confirmation Orientation

ginger 4.JPGDo you know anyone in 7th or 8th Grade (or older if they have not been Confirmed)?  Let them know about our exciting Confirmation Program.  Students learn about God's Great Love, a few Bible stories, and all about Luther's small Catechism; all while having FUN!  Meet new friends, play on weekend retreats, eat lots of junk food, and serve others.  For more information, please attend an orientation meeting for parents and students this Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00pm. 

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