Confirmation 2016-17 

Wednesdays from 6 - 7 pm – meet in the Youth Room – Colaborate Lutheran Living

Sundays at 10:45 am – classroom in lower level – Colaborate New Testament                      

We begin!

Sunday, September 11, 2016 – God’s Work, Our Hands Intergenerational Service Project – 10:45 am, Gathering Space

Wednesday, September 14, 2016     Kick Off Potluck at 6:00 pm                                    

and Acolyte/Candle Lighters Training at 6:45 pm (for 6th graders & refresher for 7th/8th)

Wednesday, September 21 – Meal provided by  ­­­­­­­­­ ________________________.

Justification by Faith: I don’t see why I need faith.

Wednesday, September 28 - Meal provided by  ­­­­­­­­­ ________________________.

Mentor/Service Night – We are going to make care packages for our college students & young adults we decide could use a “pick me up” during this month. 

Wednesday, October 5— Meal provided by  ­­­­­­­­­ ________________________.

            The Cross: Why a cross?

Wednesday, October 12— Meal provided by  ­­­­­­­­­ ________________________.

            Law and Gospel: Why do they matter?

Thurs-Fri, Oct 19-20— Cardboard Box City overnight event
Learning about youth homelessness.           This is MEA week… More details to come this fall from Pastor Elizabeth.

Wednesday, October 26— Meal provided by  ­­­­­­­­­ ________________________.

Saint and Sinner: I never feel “good enough”… what do I do about that?

Wednesday, November 2— Meal provided by  ­­­­­­­­­ ________________________.

The Church: Why go on Sundays?

Wednesday, November 9— Meal provided by  ­­­­­­­­­ ________________________.

            Freedom of a Christian: that means no expectations or requirements, right?

Wednesday, November 16— Meal provided by  ­­­­­­­­­ ________________________.

            The Neighbor: I have friends and family… why do I need neighbors?

Wednesday, November 23—NO CONFIRMATION TONIGHT!

No confirmation on Thanksgiving Eve—Happy Thanksgiving.


ADVENT Wednesdays – we’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Wednesday, November 30— Advent Meal & the Gospel of Matthew, part 1 

Meal items (coordinated with Men’s Group) provided by ______________________.

Wednesday, December 7— Advent Meal & the Gospel of Matthew, part 2

Meal items (coordinated with Men’s Group) provided by ______________________.

Wednesday, December 14— Advent Meal & the Gospel of Matthew, part 3

Meal items (coordinated with Men’s Group) provided by ______________________.

Wednesday, December 21— Advent Meal & the Gospel of Matthew, part 4

Meal items (coordinated with Men’s Group) provided by ______________________.

We will not meet on December 28 or January 4. Blessed Christmastide!

We’ll begin again the week of January 11th.

Please contact Pastor Joy with any questions regarding Wednesday evenings. If you’d like to coordinate the Wednesday meals, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This would be very helpful!)

Please contact ____________________ about the Lock In.

Please contact Joy McElroy or Fred Stenborg with questions about Sunday mornings.

Our Confirmation class includes everyone in 6th through 8th grade - our middle school bunch. During this three-year cycle we’ll talk about

1)    The Old Testament

2)    The New Testament

3)    The Walk of Discipleship (including Luther’s Catechism)


 Also, if any of your child(ren) have friends they’d like to bring along, that would be great!


The Rite of Confirmation (AKA, Affirmation of Baptism) will be offered in the fall of the 9th grade year. We understand that this Rite is not a graduation or a reward for going to “classes”; no one has to ”get confirmed.” The Rite of Confirmation is a joyful and public witness that tells the world that we believe in our Wonderful God and want to live our lives as disciples.