Confirmation & Schedule

A Church shows their young people how much God loves them through offering them opportunities to learn and grow. Confirmation is a longstanding practice especially in Lutheran churches, where we spend two years together with kids aged 6th grade thru high school, to learn about God in a “grown up” way – one that fulfills the promises made at our baptism, by our parents and sponsors. Lately, we tend to call this class “Affirmation of Baptism” and it features a special worship service after the two years are completed, where the congregation all celebrate the “growing in faith” of their young people. Our confirmation class at Holy cross is looking like a big one this year – five kids so far, and more possible. Won’t you join us? Call Pastor Patricia+ for more information.  We meet one Sunday afternoon a month. Older people who want to experience confirmation can be part of the program, too. Let’s talk!

Below is the schedule for fall 2018. Check back for updates to the schedule.

August 20, 2018

A letter to all confirmands and mentors:

Confirmation schedule has been set!



Yesterday, our group picked our first 4 meetings, dates and times.

All but December will be meeting on Sundays, from 12:30 to 2pm, once a month.


September meeting


Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Holy Cross
October meeting


Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Holy Cross
November meeting


Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Holy Cross
December meeting/cookies/etc


Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 3:00 PM- 5 pm At Peace Lutheran  – Festival Carolers performance and Potluck or maybe chili with Mentors following.


Here are our expectation: – that means what you need to do

          Show up (that means CALL your pastor if you might miss)

          Bring your Bible

          Attend worship at least once in between confirmation classes

Bring a bulletin/worship wisdom sheet (attached and available in church office)

          Respect other people’s opinions


At Confirmation this year we will learn about the Bible, first the Old Testament, and then the New Testament. We will have skits EVERY MEETING! And a QUIZ BOWL every meeting! Bring something to drink with you if you want. The room will be open at noon, so if you want to bring lunch, you can eat up here from 12 to 12:30 if it is easier for your family.


You are invited to communicate with us all by email (please send an email if we don’t have one yet), phone or mail. Your pastor is your point of contact.


Our class has kids from Holy Cross and Peace Lutheran right now, but we are open to other churches connecting with us.







All kids are invited to FLY (Faithful Lutheran Youth) Youth group as well as confirmation – here is that schedule for the Fall.




Fly Dates for September – December

CGSLC – Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran church 4440 State Street, Salem, OR, 97306

HC – Holy Cross 1998 Lansing Ave. NE, Salem, OR 97301


FLY EVENT! Saturday, September 15, 8am meet CGSLC drive to Bend for Lava Tubes back at CGSLC by 6 pm

FLY EVENT! Sunday, October 21, 12:30 – 3:30 CGSLC

FLY EVENT – Saturday November 3,  5 pm – Sunday November 4th 10:30 am at Holy Cross – Lock IN

FLY EVENT -Thursday, December 20th 10 – 2 pm Caroling (meet at HC) (This date may have to be changed)



Thank you for being such great kids, parents and mentors for this important part of our lives!



Pastor Patricia Hughes

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