Confirmation at First Lutheran Church
At First Lutheran Church we invite youth entering 7th grade to begin our Confirmation ministry as they prepare for Affirmation of Baptism in the fall of their 10th grade year. Because infant baptism is a part of our Lutheran tradition, Confirmation gives individuals the opportunity to formally, knowingly and publicly affirm the faith into which they were baptized. Preparation for this faith milestone includes three years of intentional study, service, and fellowship. The knowledge and experience gained through confirmation is the foundation for the learning and growth that will be part of the on-going journey of Christian discipleship and life in a community of faith.
Confirmation students are expected to participate in Wednesday evening worship at 5:45, followed by weekly class sessions until 7:00 pm. (An optional supper is served each Wednesday starting at 5:00.) During the season of Lent, our youth will meet with faith mentors rather than gathering as a class. Information about worship notes, service credits, worship credits, and more can be found in the General Information document linked below.
Students needing to catch up on worship notes (5 are needed) may fill out an on-line form as they participate in worship via livestream or a service recording.
During the season of Lent, from March 2nd through April 16th, students and mentors are expected to meet for five sessions. We suggest meeting on Wednesday evenings, before or after worship, on March 2, 16, 23, 30, and April 6. Materials are linked below–reach out to a pastor if you have questions!
Information for Mentors
Session 1: Getting to Know You/Ash Wednesday
Session 2: Phones and Faith
Session 3: Jobs and Vocations
Session 4: Design-a-Church
Session 5: Lament and Longing
Session 6 (alternate): Faith and Money
10th Grade Confirmands
Confirmation Sunday 2022 is October 30, which is also Reformation day! A special worship service with Affirmation of Baptism (a.k.a. Confirmation) will be held at 11:00am.
Each student will prepare an expression of faith and schedule a one-on-one interview with a pastor. More information will be distributed as the time gets closer.
Please plan to attend the rehearsal and banquet earlier in the month. Details to follow. We will also be taking individual and class portraits that day, so it is important that everyone be included.
Documents & Information
Handouts from the orientation meeting last September are available on Google Drive by clicking the links below. Hard copies are available at the church office or by asking a pastor.