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.
Confirmation for 2019-2020!
This group is made up of young people from Peace Lutheran and Holy Cross Lutheran in Salem, Oregon. We vary in age from 6th grade through 12th grade. We meet once a month for an hour and a half and have some assignments outside of class.
This is our second year together, so we plan to jump right in with class, and not have an extra kickoff meeting!
The first four meetings will be: Sunday, Sept 8, 12:30 – 2 pm, Sunday, October 6, 12:30 – 2 pm, Sunday, November 3, 12:30 – 2 pm, Sunday, December 8, 12: – 3pm (special event)
We will meet in the Confirmation room upstairs at Holy Cross – the back door will be unlocked just before 12 noon each meeting day.
Each young person will retain their MENTOR from the congregation who will pray for you, and send you notes of encouragement! We will have a lot of fun at these meetings, as well as learn something.
Our class last year was very meaningful, and this year should be even better, as we get ready for the Affirmation of Baptism this spring (that’s where you all stand up in church, and get prayed for!)
Our Spring Confirmation class is here! I loved our December fun event with Mentors. Thanks for your enthusiasm. All Confirmation class meetings will be Sundays at 12:30 pm- doors unlocked at 12 noon.
We will meet on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Holy Cross (upstairs) for our LUTHER conversation – the kids will need to all have watched the Luther movie with at least one parent before this event, so they can understand who Luther was and what he is known for.
We will meet February on the 2nd, however, to accommodate an upcoming Knee surgery I (Pastor P) am having.
In February we will begin 3 months on the Small Catechism! This is a document written by Luther (so that’s why we are learning about HIM first, then why these things are important to him, and now to us. ) The Small Catechism has the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostles Creed in it. We will spend one month on each of these.
March we will meet on March 1st, and April we will meet on April 6, Palm Sunday.
Then in MAY – we begin the excitement of Affirmation of Baptism.
since we have kids from both churches, and Holy Cross and Peace meet together for Ascension on May 21, 2020 We would like to have a special event that night – a prayer for each of the students, and an acknowledgment of their journey together.
Then, on Pentecost, Sunday, May 31, 2020, we will celebrate in both Holy Cross and Peace as the students Affirm their Baptism!
Your Mentors will continue to be in touch with you in the days ahead.