Confirmation Ministry at Evergreen Lutheran Church is a three-year learning ministry for our middle-school age youth which includes 6th – 8th grade Sunday School (9:15am on Sundays) as well as Wednesday evening “Confirmation Classes” (6:00pm) during the school year. The purpose of Evergreen’s Confirmation Ministry is two fold:
- to help our young people prepare themselves for a public affirmation of the faith into which they were baptized (confirmation) and
- to train our young people to be leaders in and for the church.
2018-2019 Confirmation Schedule
Confirmation Classes are every Wednesday evening 6:00 – 7:15pm during the school year.
Additional dates for the 2018-2019 schedule:
2 No class – Christmas break
9 First class after Christmas break
2 Christ’s Body Ministry volunteer opportunity with Full Circle Friends
1-3 Urban Plunge for Middle and High Schoolers
6 No class, no soup supper – come to Ash Wednesday worship at 6:30pm
13 Lenten Soup Supper, Class, Worship
20 Lenten Soup Supper, Class, Worship
27 Lenten Soup Supper, Class, Worship
3 Lenten Soup Supper, Class, Worship
6 Middle School Play Day (games, challenges, food, and more)
10 Lenten Soup Supper, Class, Worship
18 Maundy Thursday Worship 7pm
19 Good Friday Worship 7pm
21 Easter Sunday Worship
3 End of Year Middle School Lock-in
12 Affirmation of Baptism
TBD Day Trekkers during RTLC Day Camp at ELC
14-20 Confirmation Camp at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp
Dessert & Devotions at Confirmation
(6:00pm at the beginning of class)
We will have a large group gathering before individual classes meet and enjoy dessert that is provided by one family each week. Sign up for at least two Wednesday nights using this Signup Genius and put your commitments in the sign up calendar. This means kids should come to Confirmation on Wednesdays with DINNER IN THEIR BELLIES!
The family who brings dessert is also asked to provide a devotion for the kids and teachers at 6:00 p.m. The devotion only needs to be 5-10 minutes long. The ELC Library has many resources you can use. Pastor Vera would be happy to provide help as well.
The word “acolyte” means helper. In the context of worship, an acolyte is a person who assists and helps the presiding minister as needed. As part of the Confirmation experience, the confirmation students are asked to serve as acolytes. The acolyte ministry provides an opportunity for them to serve as well as helps them understand worship from a different perspective. Kids will be given the option of early or late service. Sign-up Genius for serving as Acolyte. Acolyte instructions are posted below.
Introduction to the Guitar
Dan Bock will meet every other week with Middle School students who would like to learn to play the guitar. Each session will begin at 5 p.m. for any child interested in learning the basics of playing the guitar. This is a free program for youth so please speak with Dan if you are interested. On weeks when lessons aren’t taking place, the guitar room will be available for open practice.
Affirmation Service for 8th Graders
Every year the 8th grade students will attend an affirmation service the last Wednesday we gather before they are confirmed. They gather with their teachers who have been a part of their confirmation experience. At this service they will experience the Eucharist, personal and special prayers for their lives, receive words and gifts of affirmation from you and others who love them, be reminded of their baptism and be blessed for their very special day, April 30, 2017. This Affirmation Service will take place the last Confirmation Class, Wednesday evening, April 26, 2017. More info will be distributed right after Easter.
Seventh Grade Memorization Handouts
Seventh graders are studying the main principles of the Christian faith using Luther’s Small Catechism as a teaching and learning tool in compliment with the Bible. To complement that study we are requiring all seventh-graders to memorize the Lord’s Prayer, The Apostles’ Creed, and The 10 Commandments. The memorization work needs to be accomplished at home. Please return the following papers with a parent signature before Christmas break once your child has memorized the assignment.