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Confirmation is a special time in the faith journey of our young people. It’s a time in our Lutheran-Christian tradition when young adults contemplate the meaning of their faith and decide to confirm (or not) the vows which were spoken for them at their baptism. It is a time when the faith of their family and congregation becomes THEIR faith. We know it is absolutely crucial for us as a church and especially you as parents to partner with your teen in this journey.
First (or Early) Communion (5-8th Grade) will be offered on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. This is a prerequisite for Confirmation for anyone currently in 5th - 8th Grade. If you haven't done this, please plan to! Be sure to ask Chad Van Meter (739-6524 or firstname.lastname@example.org) about our Home First Communion Program if interested. Click here for more info OR to sign up.
In 6th Grade, we begin preparing future Confirmands and their families for the serious commitments they will make on their Confirmation Day (at the end of 8th grade). The Family Faith Stepping Stone Event for 2019 is Surviving Adolescence on two Thursday nights (Oct. 3, 17). Parents and child attend together.
In 7th Grade, there are two Faith Family Stepping Stone Events for 2019-20 on two Saturday mornings (Faith in the Home Part 1 - Oct. 19, Part 2 - Mar. 7). These are an important part to our family-oriented Confirmation process. Parents and child attend together.
In 8th Grade, students join us for a weekend Confirmation Retreat @ Camp Lutherhaven on Sept. 6-8. Click for more info. We also have quarterly “Family Check-ins” (6:00 pm Meal, 6:30-7:30 pm Program) on Wednesdays: Aug 21, Oct 2, Jan 8, Mar 25. Confirmation Weekend Celebration starts with a family picnic on Apr 17, rehearsal is on May 2 and Confirmation Rite is during the 10:30 am worship service on May 3, 2020.
*For all 8th Grade Confirmands (home/public school students), we have our online video series “20 Essential Topics of Lutheran-Christianity.” Each video session is taught by Pastor Ahlersmeyer on different doctrinal topics. You can find the full Confirmation video series on our YouTube channel. After watching the videos with your student have them fill out the homework worksheets. Turn-in dates correspond with the Family Check-Ins. For a full list of Family Check-Ins and other important 2019-20 Confirmation dates. See the 8th grade Confirmation Schedule of events.