Pre-Confirmation 5th & 6th grade:
Meets every Wednesday from August 20, 2008 to March 25, 2009 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Students are taught by DCE Christina Stackle and DMM Sherry Bierwagen and use the CPH "My Journey in Faith" curriculum.
Confirmation 7th & 8th grade:
Meets every Wednesday from August 20, 2008 to March 25, 2009 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The 8th grade Confirmands participate in a Profession of Faith service on April 1, 2009 where they will be questioned by Pastor Kastens. Afterwards a special reception is held to congratulate the youth.
Each year our youth have the opportunity to choose their own Confirmation verse and banner design during class. Together with their parents they create a banner for their Confirmation that hangs in the sanctuary on Confirmation Sunday. Families will make their banner on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Confirmation Sunday April 5, 2009:
Confirmation Sunday is traditionally held on Palm Sunday. In recognition of this important faith milestone our 7th grade youth and parents host a breakfast for the Confirmation family and their secret prayer partners at 8:30 a.m. The Confirmation service is held immediately following at 10:30 a.m.
Every year our 8th grade Confirmands are invited to attend a special retreat entitled "God and Me: The Sixth Commandment." The retreat is designed to introduce our confirmands to the sexual and physical changes that are occurring in them and the personal, sexual, and spiritual development that will take place. This retreat is provided to support parents as they help their child learn and internalize strong Christian attitudes and values about sexuality - this gift from God. This years retreat will be held on March 6-7 here at church. We will have a parent meeting on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 9:15 in the gym to talk to parents about this event.
Our 5th-7th grade youth are invited to attend the Missouri District Junior High Retreat at Camp Windermere in Roach, MO during the weekend of March 27-29, 2009.
This years retreat will focus on the Ten Commandments with “The Greatest” based on text Matthew 22:36-39, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and the greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’