Confirmation Classes 2022-23

Confirmation classes for 7th and 8th graders meet during the school year once a week, three times a month as a Christ Lutheran group and once with other ELCA churches in our Conference. In addition, there will be opportunities for our junior and senior highschoolers to come together for Worship, service, and fellowship!

Our focus for 2022-23 is the Older Testament stories, Sacraments, and the Apostle’s Creed, and Confirmation Students are actively participating in Worship and community service.

 

Class begins this year on Sunday, October 2, at 11:00am, after Worship.

Contact Pastor Meagan for information!

 

Detailed Confirmation Schedule

  • 1st Sunday after Worship, 11:00am, once a month, 90 minutes
    October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7
  • 2nd and 4th Sunday mornings, during education hour 9-9:45, twice a month, 40-45 minutes, starting October 9
  • 3rd Sunday afternoon, 1-3pm, once a month, meet with collaborative
    October 16, November 20, December 18, January 22, February 19, April 16

 

Requirements for Confirmation

  1. Attendance at classes
  2. A minimum of 10 sermon notes—forms will be e-mailed out prior to our first class
  3. A minimum of 16 hours of service in the community—see details below
  4. Group community service—dates and times to be announced, in partnership with Christian Service Committee
  5. A minimum of 8 times serving in Worship—see options below
  6. Write a reflection on what you have learned this year and what your faith means to you today (guidance will be provided)

 

Individual Community Service Details

What the student does, and when, and where, are completely up to the student and their family, with the following guidelines:

  • The student cannot be paid for their time
  • It must be something that serves an individual or household, or an organization that contributes to the community, or adds to the well-being of the neighborhood or community
  • The student will ask the person they are serving, or a parent/guardian, to sign a form verifying the service they have done and how much time they contributed

 

Ideas for Individual Service include:

  • Community clean up (park, street, parking lot, etc)
  • Collecting canned goods in the neighborhood to be given to the food shelf
  • Snow shoveling or yard work for a neighbor who needs this assistance
  • Volunteering at the humane society or other animal shelter
  • Make up your own!

 

Worship Serving Options

  • Lector—read the readings and psalm, Gospel, or prayers
  • Provide special music—play the piano or another instrument or sing a song during worship
  • Technology support
  • Lead the Lord’s Prayer
  • Lead Thanksgiving for Baptism
  • Lead a Call to Worship