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 (9:15 a.m. on Sundays) as well as Wednesday evening “Confirmation Classes” (6:00 p.m.) 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.
2017 – 2018 Confirmation Schedule
Confirmation Classes are every Wednesday evening 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. during the school year.
Additional dates for the schedule:
1 Easter Sunday Worship
7 Full Circle Friends & Confirmation kids serve at Christ’s Body Ministry
2 Special Service of Affirmation for 8th grade students and their teachers; last night of class for 6th and 7th graders for this school year.
5 Confirmation dinner for 8th graders; hosted by 6th & 7th grade students & their families
6 The Affirmation of Baptism for 8th grade students
18 Overnight Lock-In for Middle Schoolers and their friends
18-22 Day Trekkers during RTLC Day Camp at ELC
15-21 Confirmation Camp at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp
Dessert & Devotions at Confirmation
(6:00 p.m. 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.