Advent Lutheran Church in Morgan Hill 408-779-3551

Confirmation

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Nurturing the faith and knowledge, joy and hope, service and character of our young people in Christ Jesus is what we’re all about – and doing it together.

The confirmation ministry is open to all young people, 7th grade and older. Confirmation is a 3-year process in our congregation. After that, our youth are ready to lead in even more ways in our congregation and its youth group.If you are interested in Advent’s Confirmation program and would like more information, please contact the church office at 408-779-3551.

Confirmation involves fun/fellowship, service and learning. The learning has a 3-year rotating focus:

  • Bible – New Testament
  • Luther’s Small Catechism (Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, Communion, Confession, Morning and Evening Prayer)
  • Bible – Old Testament
    Whatever the focus is, we teach and learn from all these areas all the time. Our focus in 2017-18 will be the New Testament.

Confirmation will meet one or occasionally two Saturday morning each month, 9:30 AM – Noon (except Oct. 15 – see schedule below). We hope each young person can be present for each session, as they are all important. We expect each young person to miss no more than two sessions during the year.

Here is the schedule for the year. 

September 16
Creek Clean-Up, welcome, Genesis 1 and John 1, the books of the New Testament. RSVP, bring the two completed and signed forms and work gloves.

October 15
Note that this Confirmation event is on a Sunday, 3:00 – 7:00 PM:
Faith of Our Neighbors: Christianity in the Lutheran Tradition. Youth come at 3 PM to be trained and serve as the hospitality team for this interfaith community event, a dynamic presentation of our faith for an interfaith audience with Tuhina Rasche. They listen to the presentation and then debrief after the event with the presenters and others.

November 10-12
Middle School retreat at Mt. Cross – RSVP as soon as possible so that we can register a great group for this great event! Parents also RSVP if you are willing to serve as a chaperone for this retreat.

December 9
Jesus’ birth as told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke (9:30 – Noon)

December 23
Possible social or service event 

January 27
Jesus in the gospels – teacher, healer, leader, prophet (9:30 – Noon)

February 10
Jesus, Son of God in the gospels and Paul’s letters (9:30 – Noon)

March 10
The plot to kill Jesus, the passion and cross (9:30 – Noon)

March 24
Cross and resurrection in the gospel and letters, Paul’s conversion (9:30 – Noon)

April 21
Revelation, creation care – Earth Day (9:30 – Noon)

May 5
The book of Acts, spiritual gifts, stewardship (9:30 – Noon)

May 20
Pentecost Sunday – Confirmation Sunday (9:30 – Noon)

For this year’s 8th and 9th graders, please plan if you can to participate in the ELCA National Youth Gathering, “This Changes Everything”, based on Ephesians 2:8, in Houston, June 26 – July 1, 2018. You may be wondering about going to Houston. Pastor Anita has commented that the ELCA Youth Gathering was the first large convention in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and it was a life-changing event for us, with a strong service component that that city has not forgotten. We will need to register our group before November 15 in order to get lower rates for the 2018 Gathering.

We will have a meeting for all youth and parents on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 PM about planning and fundraising for this Gathering. We hope to see you there! Please RSVP. If you cannot come on Sept. 20 then we could hold a second meeting on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:00 PM – please RSVP for that, too.