Confirmation youth (usually grades 6, 7, 8) meet 1 Sunday evening per month for planned learning in the Lutheran tradition. In addition, Wednesday night service – based activities such as preparing a meal at Hope Haven, stocking shelves at Barb Food Mart and making cookies for firefighters are offered monthly and youth choose at least 4 each year which best meet their interests and schedules. Youth also serve in worship service as acolytes and communion assistants.
First Lutheran and Bethlehem Lutheran work together to provide confirmation classes and activities. Led by Pastor Janet Hunt (First), Pastor Elizabeth Mascal (Bethlehem), and guided by a team of caring adults, youth receive a strong preparation in the foundational traditions of our Lutheran faith as well as a way to conceptualize how to live out that faith in their community and the larger world.
If you want more information about the program, please contact Pastor Janet Hunt at 815-758-0643.