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Confirmation

Confirmation GroupIn Confirmation, students explore the Christian faith and take personal ownership of the promises made on their behalf by parents, sponsors and the church at baptism. Easter’s confirmation program utilizes:

* Large group religious learning
* Small group faith discussion
* Family faith practice
* Individual spiritual growth and service

Kick-off Meetings

Various times at Easter by the Lake
Don’t forget to come to your Confirmation kick-off session! 
Bring your parents and your questions…
Grade 7- Wednesday, September 3, 6-7 p.m. (for Wed. session students)
Grade 8- Wednesday, September 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (for Wed. session students)
Grade 9 – Wednesday, September 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (for all 9th graders)
Grade 10 – Sunday, September 7, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. (for all 10th graders)
BRING YOUR PARENTS! … AND YOUR BIBLE!

September COGS - (Confirmation Opportunities for Growth & Service)

Sunday, September 14, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Easter by the Lake, Cost $5
This is the year’s first COGS! 7th Graders will have the opportunity to meet their official mentor groups and mentors. Bring your parents! 8th Grade groups will reconnect after the summer. Crazy games will be played, fun will be had, and you will grow in faith. All Summer Camp Confirmation students are expected to attend with their mentors. Bring $5 for pizza, which is served for lunch. Contact Pastor Sarah with questions at pastorsarah@easter.org or 651-452-3680.

October’s COGS will be Sunday the 12th from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Easter by the Lake.

Program Years and Focus

7th Grade Year – Survey of the Bible
See the 2014-2015 7th grade schedule for details.

8th Grade Year – Luther’s Small Catechism
See the 2014-2015 8th grade schedule for details.

9th Grade Year – Comparative Religions, Death and Grief, Relationships and Sexuality.
See the 2014-2015 9th grade schedule for details. Comparative Religions Observation Form

10th Grade Year – Call and Confirmation. See the
2014-2015 10th grade schedule for details.

For more information regarding the Confirmation Program, contact Pastor Sarah Clark. For registration, payment or Service and Growth questions, please contact Jennifer Peloquin.

Confirmation Group doing Service Service and Growth
As part of the confirmation program, students are required to complete 40 hours of service and 25 hours of growth prior to their confirmation. See the 2014-15 Confirmation Service and Growth Brochure for details. Download a confirmation service form or growth form.

Hill Sermon Notes form
Lake Sermon Notes form

Mentor Groups
We use mentor groups to support youth and encourage the development of the community of faith. Students in the confirmation program will be assigned an adult mentor. Mentor groups consist of five to six students. Mentors are assigned according to gender: men to boys; women to girls.

Communion
Students are offered First Communion instruction beginning in their 5th grade year. All confirmation students are encouraged to complete first communion instruction by their 9th grade year.  Learn more

Confirmation Opportunities for Growth and Service (C.O.G.S.)
C.O.G.S. is held one Sunday a month, at Easter by the Lake, September through April. Summer camp confirmation students and mentors are required to attend C.O.G.S. Parents are always invited as well as Wednesday night confirmation students and mentors. The events are excellent service and growth opportunities for all ages. C.O.G.S. is provided specifically to gather all mentor groups on a regular basis.  2014-2015 C.O.G.S. schedule.