Confirmation & First Communion
At First Trinity we take a process approach to confirmation. Confirmation is not about checking requirements off a list. Confirmation is not about getting to a point where you graduate from Christian education. Rather, confirmation is an ongoing and intentional process that helps to shape our young people into life-long, active, and informed Christians who, as they transition into adulthood, are confident and skilled in serving God and their neighbor. It is not going to get easier to be a Christian in this country, and our process for educating our Children in the faith should reflect the unique challenges that they will face in this world. For this reason, our formal confirmation process begins at 5th grade and does not end until 12th grade.
For 5th and 6th grade youth: Upon beginning the formal process of confirmation, youth will spend two years memorizing Luther's Small Catechism. 5th and 6th grade members will meet during Sunday School at 4:00pm on Sunday afternoons. Per examination by Pastor and Elders, 6th graders are invited to participate in the Rite of First Communion on Maundy Thursday.
For 7th - 12th grade youth: Youth Discipleship will pick up on January 21st at 4:00pm. The 7-12 graders will resume meeting as one group with Pastor Barten on this date.