Youth Ministries


Music Ministry

Pilgrim’s praise band provides musical leadership to contemporary and favorite hymns and the choir sings classical and contemporary anthems. Both can be heard at varying weeks at our 9am worship. Participation is open to all!

Choir rehearses on Thursdays starting in September. Talk to Amy Boers if you are interested in joining!
Praise band rehearses on Sunday mornings. If you play an instrument or sing, talk to Mark if you are interested in joining.


Sunday morning classes are now on break for the summer! See you in September for Rally Sunday!

Please register for the current year’s programs (form is HERE)

Confirming Faith

Confirmation Sunday is June 16, 2019.
We are in the process of deciding on the new program for Confirming Faith moving forward. More details to come through the summer.

For more information on Confirmation, please contact Shannon Fleischfresser.

20150308 youthSenior High Coffee + Talk

On Sunday mornings, from 10:15-11:15, Pilgrim’s High School students will meet to watch YouTube videos of speakers at various youth gatherings through the years. We will watch these “TED talk” style videos, have conversation, and dig into our faith.
For more information please contact Shannon Fleischfresser.

Pilgrim Wednesday (September through May)

Join us Wednesday evenings at 5:45 for dinner and fellowship followed by rotating weekly activities.

What can we expect at Pilgrim Wednesdays?

Each week we will focus on one of Pilgrim’s core values.
Glorify, Grow, Gather, Go.

Gather night will be the first Wednesday of every month.
This means that we will have a potluck dinner, fellowship,
and an inter-generational activity.

Glorify nights will have dinner and a worship or prayer experience.

Grow nights will have dinner and some sort of educational/learning time. Each month will look different. Some months we will be separated by age group, some months we will learn together in an inter-generational setting.

Go nights will have dinner and an outreach focus. Some months we will be going out and partnering with other ministries. Some months, we will have guests join us and do projects here at church.

*Dinner teams will work together to provide a meal for everyone who shows up!
*Dinner is free and will be served weekly from 5:45pm-6:30pm.
*Clean-up will be after our activity time.


More information on how we will be implementing this coming soon. For more information about what they are, you can visit the Milestones website.


Agua Viva

Agua Viva is a fellowship group for youth who are currently in/just completed grades 2-6.
We will gather every other month for an activity of fun and fellowship.
Sign ups and information will be available at least a month in advance in print and/or online.

      Our next event…

  1. Day at Wild Waves
    We will head to Wild Waves Park in Federal Way for a day of water fun and theme park rides. Sign up at the youth board. Cost is $35 for the day. Parents and siblings are welcome!

For more information, please contact Shannon Fleischfresser.

En Fuego

For kids currently in/just completed 5th-12th grade, “En Fuego” offers fun activities and service opportunities for teens.
For more information, please contact Shannon Fleischfresser.

High School Youth

For youth in High School, we are still working on how best to connect with each other for building and strengthening relationships with each other, having fun and sharing your faith. For more information, please contact Shannon Fleischfresser.

Special Events

Creating memories that impact the minds of youth is a central purpose of Pilgrim Lutheran Church.  Whether it is a week at Creation, a Mission Experience, participating in our synod events, or something as simple as a service project–all feed into encouraging young people to be a light for Jesus Christ in their sphere of influence.

Please note: Creation Fest Northwest 2019 was cancelled!
When details for 2020 are released, we will be sure to make that known!!!

Young Adults

The young adults group has grown a lot over the last few months. We gather bi-monthly for fellowship and bible study. It was decided that we would move to the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.

The first gathering of the month we gather at church for Bible Study on topics that the group chooses the month before. Whether that be the Christmas Story, Ghosts and Supernaturals, Noah’s Ark, or more.

The second gathering of the month we meet out and about for fun activities. We have gone to dinner, to a movie, to a bar, and met for lasertag.

Anyone 18 years old or out of high school is welcome to join us!
Watch Facebook, emails, and church bulletins for more information.


College Connections

Keeping connected with our college-aged youth away at school or serving our country. For more information, please contact Rachelle Lessard.

We send care packages out around October 1 and February 14. Please make sure we have addresses if you would like your students to receive a package.

Vacation Bible School

2018 was a phenomenal time. You can see some highlights of our week together above!

One of our biggest outreach ministries, Vacation Bible School at Pilgrim is a Spirit-filled, fun-packed week not to be missed by young and old alike! Youth entering 6th grade are eligible to register as volunteers – assistant crew leaders or assistant station leaders.

2019 our theme will be Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth
A marketplace VBS adventure!
Save the Dates: July 15-18, 2019

Summer Mission Trip 2019

If you are interested in joining us for a mission trip in the summer of 2019, we will be going to New York City from June 23-30.
There is still space to sign up if you are interested in joining us.
All youth & friends in grades 7-12 are invited to join us!

Idaho Servant Adventures 2019

We have been invited to join with some other churches to go to Idaho for a week of service, adventure, faith, and fun.
Dates are August 4-9, 2019.
Cost is $375 per person and covers everything – including transportation, food and lodging.

Western States Youth Gathering 2020

This trip is open to all youth who at the time of the gathering will have completed 8th-12th grade. This event will be hosted on the California Lutheran University campus. More details are on the way, but if interested sign up now so you can start fundraising for this trip!

Mystery Mission Trip (Washington) 2020

Summer 2020, we will be staying closer to home for a mystery mission trip. All of the activities, service projects and sites, and locations will be a mystery that is revealed as the trip happens (However, parents and trip leaders will have all the details as they are committed to).

Sign ups will be available September 1.
This trip is open to all youth ages 14-18.

ELCA Youth Gathering 2021

The ELCA Youth Gathering happens every 3 years. We will be going to Minneapolis, MN June 29-July 3 plus travel and service days. As more information becomes available, we will start making plans. This is a very large commitment in time, resources, and planning. Because of that, we will start planning for this trip in the fall of 2018.

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