We are now accepting registrations for our 2017-2018 Confirmation Program! This year we will be focusing on the Bible! For a full description of topics and dates please scroll down!
 
You can register your son or daughter by following the link HERE, or by picking up a registration packet at the church office and returning it! 
 
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Our confirmation ministry for youth in grades 7, 8, and 9 is called “FINK.”  That’s short for Faith Inkubators – the
ministry organization who developed the materials and approach we use.  It’s a combination of large group presentations, small group processing, fellowship events (goofing off!) and service projects.  
 
The presentations combine music, skits, video clips, “game show” previews and reviews, analogies and images as the pastors teach the different parts of our faith.  We cover the major components of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism (Sacraments of Baptism and Communion, the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments and Apostle’s Creed), Lutheran Worship and the Bible.
  
Small Groups are where “the rubber hits the road.”  This is where faith formation happens and relationships are built.  Youth are divided into small groups of between 3-6 youth, based on gender and grade level, and are joined by an Adult  finksters1 Guide and a Youth Mentor, who is a high school student.finksters2
In most cases, the same people are in the same small group all three years of FINK.  The first thing – and perhaps the most important thing – that happens in small group time following each presentation is the sharing of Highs and Lows and praying for each other’s Highs and Lows.  Then guided discussion about the topic of the night takes up most of the rest of small group time, before all groups gather once again in the sanctuary for a wrap-up. 
 
 
 
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You can download a schedule by clicking here:
 
FINK SCHEDULE
This year is our Bible Rotation

2016-2017

 
September 7th            7th Grade Orientation for Parents and Youth,6 pm
 
September 7th            Guide Huddle Meeting 7:15 pm – Youth do not attend
 
September 14th               FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm            Creation
 
September 21st ( or week of) Fellowship Event decided upon by each small group for some time in September
 
September 28th              FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm               The Fall and Sin
 

October 5th                    Guide Huddle – youth do not come this week

October 12th                   FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm               People and Promise

October 19th   (or week of)  Service Project decided upon by each small group for some time in October

October 26th                   FINK NITE 6:30-8:00                      Moses and the Wanderings
 
November 2nd                 FINK NITE 6:30-8:00                      The Psalms and Wisdom Literature
 

November 9th   (or week of) Fellowship Event decided upon by each small group for some time in November

November 16th                FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm                 Voices of the Prophets

November 23rd – NO CONFIRMATION- HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!

November 30th                 FINK NITE 6:30-8:00                         The Gospels Overview

December 7th                   FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm                    Jesus’ Baptism and the Wilderness

December 14th  (or week of)  Service Project decided upon by each small group for sometime in December

December 21st                  FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm                    The Teachings of Jesus

December 28th- NO CONFIRMATION MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

January 4th                       FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm                   The Miracles of Jesus

January 11th  (or week of) Fellowship Event decided upon by each small group for some time in January

January 18th                     FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm                   The Passion 

January 25th  Guide Huddle 6:30pm- Youth Do NOT attend 

February 1st                      FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm                    The Resurrection
February 9th   (or week of)  Service Project decided upon by each small group for some time in February
February 15th                     FINK NITE 6:30- 8:00                        The Holy Spirit Comes
 
February 22nd – Lenten Mentor Meeting 6:30pm

 

LENT BEGINS WITH ASH WEDNESDAY ON MARCH 1st.  EASTER IS APRIL 16th!

ALL FINK YOUTH PARTICIPATE IN LENTEN FAITH MENTORING- This includes attending Wednesday Night worship services with your mentor at 7:00 pm and having a brief conversation with them afterwards. Youth and mentors are also strongly encouraged to attend Holy Week Services on Thursday April 13th and Friday April 14th

 

April 19th                          FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm                       Peter and the Early Church

April 26th          (or week of)  Service Project decided upon by each small group for some time in April

May 3rd                            FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm                        The Journey and Letters of Paul
 
May 10th                          FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm                        The Revelation to John
 
May 17th                           FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm    party/wrap-up (= FELLOWSHIP) and
 Church & yard cleanup (= SERVICE)