During the three years of confirmation, middle school youth continue their faith journey — learning what it means to be a Christian, what make us Lutheran, and what it means to live out our faith in daily life.
At Hosanna the Confirmation program is not a sacrament nor a requirement but, it is another opportunity for middle school youth to grow together and develop a faith that sticks with them for a lifetime. Think of confirmation as an intentional youth group where young people can feel like they BELONG, discover their IDENTITY- who God has made them to be and that they can make a difference all in Christ's name!
During the fall of 9th grade, students who intend to affirm their faith will have a weekend retreat to walk through “what’s next” in their faith journey as well as complete a Confirmation Expression Project to present on Confirmation Sunday in the Fall. Remember this is next step of Confirmation does not mean "you have it all together" or that it is "complete." Confirmation services are about affirming this is where God and I are now and acknowledging God will be with me journeying forward too!
Confirmation services are held during worship on Reformation Weekend, October 28, 2018.
Schedule and program details, Lenten Mentor details, and guide information are below.
Please Contact Pastor Jen Collins with any Questions, Concerns or Thoughts.
When & Where Do You Meet?
Wednesday Nights @ Hosanna, Fall to Spring
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm, LightHouse Worship at 6pm is an expectation of Confirmation
Group Leaders: Pastor Jen + Pastor Linda, as well as Adult Volunteer small group guides
Need to Know Confirmation Information:
Worship (Hospitality Team) - it is an expectation of the confirmation group to put your faith into action by serving on a hospitality team on Sundays. Youth choose 1 Sunday a month to join in by leading worship in one of the various roles: greeting, offering, communion, play ground- faith friend and coffee/treat fellowship time. Arrive at 8:30, finish at 12 noon.
Youth need to complete 12 Worship notes as a family.
Spend some time talking about where God showed up? How did you help others? How did God use you? Notes to be turned in the following Wednesday.
Volunteer Service Notes- this is another expectation of the confirmation group to learn about opportunities to make a difference locally, nationally and globally. We will integrate service nights into our Wednesday night gatherings, but we also encourage serving in other places throughout our communities. Complete 6 service notes, 2 hours minimum for each Volunteer Service time.
Spring during Lent Season (6 wks)
Lenten Retreat (Orientation): February TBD
Mentoring dates: February 26- April 1, 2020
Holy Week: Last Supper Reenactment Night, April 8, 2020
Faith mentoring is an exciting opportunity to participate in as part of the Confirmation program at Hosanna Lutheran Church. This program will pair you with a faithful, Christian adult in order to share and help grow in your faith lives.
Saturday- Youth and their leaders will join for an overnight. Additional Adults are welcome to join in the overnight, but not required (additional $25)
Sunday- Mentors (Parents encouraged to join too) will Worship at Hosanna 9:00 am + 10:30 am (Worship Hospitality); Orientation at 11:45 to 3:00 pm
Schedule for Mentoring on Wednesday Nights, March 6-April 10:
Dinner - 5:00- 6:00 pm
Worship Service- 6:00 - 6:45 pm - If you CANNOT attend, worship will be streamed/posted on our Hosanna Facebook Page: @hosannaflmn
Mentoring- Minimum of 30 min., Pick up devotional at the Welcome Desk or download from below (buttons with attachments will be added weekly).
If you are not able to attend a Wednesday Night, either Mentee or Mentor. 1.) Inform the other person 2.) Plan an alternative meeting time, face-to-face (can use Skype/ Facetime) 3.) Pick up or download the Devotional for the week.
9th Grade Confirmation Information:
Faith Expression Project - as a milestone to show the journey you've taken over the past 2.5 years. The Faith Project is a creative way to share with everyone what God has been doing in your life of faith thus far. This is sharing what God means to you, how you have been transformed and impacted through God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Project to be completed in students 9th grade year.
9th Grade Confirmation KEY DATES:
Work on Project May-October
Higher Ground Wednesdays 6:45-7:30 pm - September 18 to April
October 2- Complete projects, drop off project at Hosanna
October 23rd- Rehearsal Night, ready projects for display
Confirmation Dinner, Oct. 26th 6:00 pm, present projects to family and friends
Confirmation Service - Affirmation of Baptism, October 27 at 10:30 am service