Middle school and Confirmation

  

Middle school and confirmation: grades 6-8

ff WritingHandBible 1Confirmation Ministry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a three year ministry program for youth in grades 6, 7 and 8. Over the three years, they will study the Ten Commandments, the Apostle's Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Old and New Testaments of scripture and cover topics relevant to living a life of faith in current times. Students meet on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings throughout the school year. Additionally, each Confirmation Student is assigned an adult Mentor who walks alongside them for the entire three year period. The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism is traditionally celebrated in worship at the end of the 8th grade year for those who wish to affirm their faith.

 

Confirmation 2017-18

ff ms girls3Confirmation classes for our 6th–8th graders will start in September. We will again be using the re:form curriculum. Pastor Peterson and Bob Lee will be teaching the Wednesday night class, which which deals with Jesus, other beliefs, and tough questions. Deaconess Sarah Loberg and Deaconess Kristen Baltrum will be leading the Sunday morning class, which will cover the Bible, the Creed, and Discipleship. 

  • Confirmation Orientation: Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 p.m. We will go over the calendar year, talk about curriculum and expectations and answer any questions. This is for parents, grandparents and confirmands.
  • First Sunday Class: Sunday, September 10, 9:15–10:10 a.m. in the Youth Room
  • First Wednesday Class: Wednesday, September 13, 7:00–8:00 p.m. in the Youth Room
  • Plans are in place for another full year of Confirmation ministry for our sixth through eighth graders. 

Confirmation Ministry at Bethlehem also includes two retreats, our Mentor Ministry, service projects and fellowship events.

 

2017 Mentor Ministry

The Mentor Ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a cross-generation ministry in which one adult in the congregation is assigned to one confirmation student. This adult agrees to pray for that student daily, contact them weekly and get together monthly. Monthly events are coordinated by Deaconess Kristen. Additional times of getting together outside of programed activities are on student-mentor basis and agreed on by the student's parents. The Mentor ideally walks alongside the student for the entire three years of the student's time in the Confirmation Ministry. The relationship that is formed continues beyond those three years in a natural way. Additional information on activities is found below.

 

 

Upcoming events

 

Mentor Ministry 

Come for another field trip learning experience on November 12, 11:15 a.m. –1:00 p.m. We will travel by church vehicles to a mystery location for an experiment in Grace. Partners will be given all the tools they need to complete the experiment! PACK A LUNCH to eat together before we hit the road. All participating youth must fill out this Liability Release Form.

 

2018 ELCA Youth Gathering: June 27–July 1

Calling all parents of students who are entering grades 8–12 this fall! YOU are the eligible students for the ELCA Youth Gathering 2018 in Houston, Texas! The dates of the event are June 27–July 1, 2018, plus travel days on either end. This event has been a rich tradition of BLC's youth ministry and transformational in the lives of many of our youth who are now young adults. Contact Deaconess Kristen Baltrum (303-817-5482) for more information.

 

Meeting for ELCA Youth Gathering

All youth attending the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, please come to this meeting at BLC on November 26, 11:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m. We will continue to get to know our First Lutheran friends and work toward understanding what it means that Jesus “changes everything.” There will be food. RSVP to Deaconess Kristen (303-817-5482).

 

 

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