Wednesdays 6:30–8 PM
SWAG (Saved With Amazing Grace) is a ‘traditional’ confirmation class and teaches the core values and fundamentals of being Lutheran. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of teenagers who are starting to ask the ‘tough questions’ about God.
This year we are excited to be partnering with Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Maplewood for two retreats. The first is an “Urban Plunge” overnight at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Students spend time in activities and exercises learning about hunger, homelessness and poverty as well as experiencing the amazing cultural diversity in South Minneapolis.
The second retreat is January 17th–18th at Green Lake Bible Camp in Spicer, MN. This is an annual retreat put on by the staff of Green Lake camp for several churches.
Both retreats are expected for confirmation students. Cost is $40 for the year. Scholarships are always available. Students are required to attend worship during Lent so there are no classes.
What is Confirmation?
“Confirmation” is the process by which Christians affirm their baptismal vows and enter into full adult membership in the church.
When do you meet?
Wednesdays - Supper 6:00PM
Class 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.September - May
Who is Eligible?
Grades 6-8 will be involved in Confirmation.
All youth grades 6-12 are welcome to attend Wednesday Youth Nights.
- Attendance Wednesday evenings, September through May
-Frequent Worship (we have a sign in this year) - 70% attendance rate by May (Including Lenten worship & holiday services)
-Confirmands are required to assist in worship once a month. Please sign up on the worship Sign Up clipboards in the Narthex
- Participation in at least 2 additional service projects per year (in addition to serving at Lenten Soup Suppers & our Confirmation Field Trips)
- Attendance at Retreats (Fall and Spring)
· Faith Statement Retreat Fall for 9th Graders
A Notice to 9th Grade Students and Their Families:
As we prepare for this important event together, please remember the following:
Pre-Confirmation Meeting with Parents & Students
At this meeting, we will go through the details of the Confirmation process and the Sunday itself, deciding about how to handle cake and pictures, faith statements and worship participation, etc. We will also discuss the details of the Faith Statement Night (see below). This is a mandatory meeting.
This is a mandatory event, during which the students will have an opportunity to choose their confirmation Bible verses, work on their faith statements, and socialize. Adult chaperones are needed. Details to follow.
Affirmation of Baptism Service (Confirmation)