Confirmation: Our confirmation program starts in 6th grade with youth confirmed in the fall of their 9th grade year (shifting fall of 2023 from fall of 10th grade, so 2023 will be combined). Confirmation meets most Wednesdays during the school year at 6:30pm (grades 6-8) and 7:30pm (in the fall for grades 9-10).
Downloadable confirmation resources:
In our ELCA denomination, confirmation is part of our faith formation, where youth learn more about the Christian church. Most Lutherans are baptized as infants, with promises made on the infant's behalf by their parents and sponsors. Confirmation is an "affirmation of baptism," where youth recognize God's work in their lives and make public their desire to continue in their journey of faith with the church.
Our High School Youth Group meets 8:00pm most Wednesdays during the school year for, starting in November, for Bible studies, service and fellowship.
We are looking forward to the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans. We will meet once a month for pre-trip Bible study and preparation; stay tuned for fundraising opportunities.
6th-12th Grade Youth have other events through the year, which have included Bible studies, Great Bear, Valley Fair, service projects, Bible camp, and more.