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 2018/19

Confirmation classes for our 6th–8th graders meet weekly on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. We will be doing things just a little different this year with Deaconess Kristen, Pastor Keith, and Bob Lee all leading the Wednesday night class covering the Old Testament and some catechism. Deaconess Kristen will be leading the Sunday morning class, which will involve service projects, reflection conversations, and fellowship activities. Plans are in place for another full year of Confirmation ministry!


Middle School Girls' Night

Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls. Let's get together for a fun night of movies, make-overs, nail-polishing, chit chatting, and snacks. All things fun for girls!

Where: BLC Youth Room
When: Friday, February 22
Time: 7:00–10:00 p.m.
RSVP: Deaconess Kristen (kristen@bethlehem-lutheran.net) by February 21


February Confirmation Service Project

Starting February 10 through March 10, our Confirmation Youth will be doing a canned food drive for the OUR Center. Please support their efforts by bringing in non-perishable food items. The “most wanted” items include:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing mix
  • Gravy
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Canned sweet potato or yams
  • Canned fruit, including cranberries
  • Canned vegetables (except green beans)
  • Baking mix, pancake mix
  • Cookie or dessert mix
  • Hot chocolate
  • Syrup
  • Cooking oil
  • Toothpaste—family and travel-size
  • Laundry detergent
  • Mouthwash—family and travel-size
  • Toilet paper
  • Razors
  • New socks and underwear, esp. wool socks
  • Diapers size 3, 4, 5, and 6
  • Adult diapers—size S, M, L, XL
  • Baby wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Recyclable/reusable bags for shopping

Items can be dropped off in Deaconess Kristen’s office.


Change for Children

Change for Children's Hospital raised $332.97! We will round this up for a total donation of $350 from our BLC Youth. Thank you so much for all of your support!


2018/19 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.


Mentor Ministry Rock Climbing

Mentors and Mentees will spend time challenging and supporting one another at the Longmont Climbing Collective (change in location from previously announced at Confirmation Orientation) on February 10, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. We will leave BLC at 11:30 a.m. so bring a lunch to eat before we leave if you are coming to late service! We will return to the church building by 2:30 p.m.. Wear comfortable clothes for easy movement. There is a cost to this event: $16 adult, $13 student, $6 shoe rental. The shoes are required but you may bring your own if you have climbing shoes. Please bring cash or check payable to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. If cost is prohibitive, please contact Deaconess Kristen; scholarships are available. Please RSVP to Deaconess Sarah by February 7. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST FILL OUT THE ONLINE WAIVER PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 10: https://www.longmontclimbingcollective.com/information/waiver/.


Confirmation Camp, June 23–28, 2019: The Exodus

Current 5th–8th graders, you won’t want to miss this exciting week of camp at Sky Ranch on June 23–28 with other confirmation groups from the Rocky Mountain Synod! We will explore the story of the Exodus in ways you never imagined. There will be lots of surprises along the way! If you would like to join us, please email Deaconess Kristen.
The total cost of camp will depend on the council approved annual budget. The price (including the $100 deposit) is $440, but Bethlehem Lutheran Church will off–set as much as possible of the cost of camp. The amount is TBD until the first part of 2019. However, if financial reasons are the only thing keeping you from sending your kiddo to camp, please contact Deaconess Kristen as scholarships are available.


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