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Dear High School Youth of CELC,

On Saturday, July 20, 2019 from noon until 8 pm, all of God’s people are invited to PURPOSEPALOOZA.  Come party with a purpose! 

PURPOSEPALOOZA will feature concerts throughout the day on the main stage by musical Lutheran legends, AGAPE*, Rachel Kurtz, and Lost & Found

PURPOSEPALOOZA will also have many fun activities including various field games, face painting, a photo booth, and more! Food will be available for purchase at PURPOSEPALOOZA or anyone attending is welcome to bring their own food, non-alcoholic beverages, coolers, blanket, and lawn chairs for an outdoor, lawn-style concert picnic!

PURPOSEPALOOZA will include opportunities to learn about various service opportunities provided by numerous ministry partners and community organizations in Northeastern Ohio.  This will be an opportunity to learn about many different places that you can serve others in the future. Those attending PURPOSEPALOOZA will also have an opportunity to participate in service activities while at the event and hopefully, discover a sense of call, purpose to serve, and leave with a commitment to collaborate with one of these organizations in the future.

The families of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church are invited to attend and participate, but if your family is not able to attend and you would like to go, we are looking to have a group of high school youth go to PURPOSEPALOOZA.  We will meet at CELC at 1:00 pm on July 20th and then travel to Buckeye Senior High School at 3084 Columbia Road in Medina.  We should return to CELC about 9:00 pm that day.

If you would like to go with us, please contact me at 216-228-4434 or email me at by June 23.  This will allow us to get the advance sale tickets and arrange transportation.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  

This will be an uplifting day of music, fun, and learning.  I hope you will join us.

Bob Pressnell

Anchor Youth Group

Grades 7-12

For more information please contact Heather 330-635-4783,

Upcoming 2019 Youth Events

These dates are tentative and subject to change. 

September 8, 1:30-3:00 pm, Confirmation/Anchor youth group meeting

All activities will proceed as planned as long as we have at least three youth and one other adult participating in the event.  If we can’t get at least three youth to commit and rsvp for any event, the event will have the chance of being canceled.