Hello 2019/2020 8th Grade Confirmation Families, (Covid Affected)
The Rite of Confirmation is a wonderful spiritual milestone for your child and your family and we are sorry to inform you that due to Covid-19, we need to change the dates of the Rite of Confirmation and Rehearsal. Please see the new dates below:
The Rite of Confirmation will be on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM, 9:15 AM and 10:30 AM.
Please sign your student up for one of those here:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4FABA722A5FA7-confirmation
Confirmation Rehearsal & Photos will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall (photos) & Sanctuary/gym (rehearsal). PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
“Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before My Father in heaven.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:32-33)
Confirmation is a wonderful, spiritual milestone in a child’s life and one that we at Divine Redeemer take very seriously. The 8th grade
confirmation instructional process is designed after much study, listening, research, and improving the desired outcomes of previous confirmation classes. This instructional "class" is an on-line instruction for both the parent and the 8th grade confirmand beginning on September 13, 2020. This online course is module based and the portal access will be flexible and based on your time, your schedule, and 24/7 anywhere you have internet access. Each module will be open for an adequate timeframe for the parent and child to complete that module. There are 23 total module and they will be opened on a set schedule and closed after 2 weeks. We believe it begins at home but with intentional instruction from our staff and pastors. See the Registration Form link to the right. -->
Our 7th grade face-to-face program is a prelude to the 8th grade online modules. The 7th grade program is based on Concordia’s Bible History and covers the New Testament. Our Youth Director, Ann Marie Hahn, will meet with students for the first 30 minutes of class and then the students will break out into small group study with a leader for the remaining 30 minutes. The 7th grade program begins on September 13 at 9:15 AM in the Science Classroom in the lower level of the school. See the Registration Form link to the right.-->
The 7th grade program directly complements and leads into the online study program for the 8th grade student. It better prepares our students to be active members of a congregation and grows their faith in our Lord and Savior for a life-long relationship.
Both 7th and 8th grade students and their parents have two (2) choices for our Parents/Student Confirmation Orientation Meeting. Please plan on attending either the session on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6:30 PM which is a Zoom meeting online OR Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 11:30 AM in person in the Fellowship Hall. You can get the Zoom link for this online meeting from Pastor Seth (8th Grade Zoom meeting) or Ann Marie Hahn (7th Grade Zoom Meeting.) It is extremely important that you make every effort to attend either of these meetings, since the confirmation process will be clearly explained and has changed from previous years.
Please register your 7th or 8th grade child by ASAP.
In addition, we are in need of a few parents to help fill the small group leadership role. Please pray about and consider joining those who have already stepped up with a passion for growing the faith of our Divine Redeemer students. Contact Ann Marie Hahn if you are interested. 262-367-8400 ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Luther’s Small Catechism: “Confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promise given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of faith and a lifelong pledge of fidelity to Christ.”