Confirmation (Grades 6-8)

 

Confirmation Class 2017, October 29, 2017.  Congratulations to Anna, Carlie, Chandler, Edith, Greta, Luke, Rachel, Ryan and Sebastian

 

 

Confirmation has been around in Lutheran Churches for a long time, but it is important for us to stop and think about what it is before we begin. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has said: “Confirmation ministry is a pastoral and education ministry of the church which helps the baptized person through Word and Sacrament to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission.”

What does that mean? It means that Confirmation is more than a class, it is more than a three year program – it is a ministry through which God is active in your life. Confirmation will help you to feel more at home in the church and teach you ways to be active in the different ministries of the church. Regardless of how old we are, what God wants for us has not began and will not end with Confirmation. By the grace of God, we continue – each and every day of our lives – to walk our journey of life with God.

Confirmation will teach you how your faith can be active in your daily life. It teaches you about the promises that God has made to you and how you can depend on those promises during your lives. We will learn about how trusting in God isn’t just something we hear about, but something we can do ourselves. At the end of the Confirmation program you will have a deeper, more personal and honest idea about what you believe and who God is. You will learn how to live out that faith in the church and world.

Here is how we are going to do that. We are going to study scripture, Baptism, Communion , and  the teachings of Martin Luther. We are going to learn through our actions as well as through worship and doing acts of service for others. You will have the chance to talk about what you are learning about your faith at home with your parents and at church with your pastors, teachers, and each other. It is our goal that at the end of all these classes you will stand before the church and make a statement of faith that is meaningful for you.

Confirmation is part of lifelong a journey of faith, filled with new questions and answers, new discoveries, new relationships, new responsibilities, and new possibilities. But know that confirmation is just one step along a much larger journey of your life. God is with you along the way, each step of the way. Confirmation is not the end, nor the beginning. Rather, Confirmation is a tool that helps you along your life-long adventure of living out your Christian faith.

Confirmation Welcome Letter, Requirements, and Covenant

2017 – 2018 Confirmation Meeting Schedule

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the confirmation program. If you are in grades 6-8 or have a child who is, be sure to mark these important dates on your calendar.

Confirmation meets on the following Sundays from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Date Lesson
August 27, 2017 Small Catechism, Martin Luther
September 10, 2017 God’s Work Our Hands
September 24, 2017 Law & Gospel / Saint & Sinner
October 7- 8, 2017 Retreat: Apostle’s Creed
October 22, 2017 Luther and the Reformation
November 5, 2017 Sacrament of Baptism
November 19, 2017 Sacrament of Communion
December 3, 2017 The Church Calendar
December 17, 2017 Caroling with FX3 / Christmas Party
January 14, 2018 Lutheran Worship Practices
January 28, 2018 Connecting with God through Prayer
February 11, 2018 Serving Others through Vocation
February 25, 2018 Stewardship of Creation and Money
March 11, 2018 Saved by Grace through Faith
March 25, 2018 ELCA & Southeastern Synod
April 8, 2018 Other Denominations and World Religions
April 22, 2018 Sharing Your Faith
May 6, 2018 Wrap up and End of Year Party