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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 12, 2019. 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.
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 2018 is Surviving Adolescence on three Tuesday nights (Oct. 2, 16, 23).
In 7th Grade & 8th Grade, there are two Faith Family Stepping Stone Events for 2018-19 on two Saturday mornings (Faith in the Home Part 1 - Oct. 20, Part 2 - Mar. 2).
In 8th Grade, students join us for a weekend Confirmation Retreat @ Camp Lutherhaven on Sept. 7-9. Click for more info. We also Family Check-ins (6:00 pm Meal, 6:30-7:30 pm Program) on Wednesdays, Aug 22, Oct 3, Jan 9, Apr 10. Confirmation Weekend Celebration starts with a family picnic on Apr 26, rehearsal is on May 4 and Confirmation Rite is during the 10:30 am worship service on May 5, 2019.
For 8th Grade home school/public school students, we have family check-ins on Oct 24, Jan 16, Apr 17; plus 20 videos to watch as a family with homework worksheets for the 8th grade class to complete throughout the year. See the 8th grade schedule of events.