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Immanuel Lutheran church

confirmation

Immanuel Lutheran church

confirmation

confirmation

Confirmation is a process by which youth grow in understanding and living their identity as baptized children of God. Another term we use for Confirmation is “Affirmation of Baptism.”

Our Confirmation process lasts for one year – from September to May in a student’s 8th-grade year.  In order to enter the Confirmation process, parent(s) and child must meet with one of the pastors in May of their 7th-grade year. You will be asked to sign a commitment to the process.

First Communion & Confirmation

While in the past it was simply assumed that young people would complete confirmation before receiving First Communion, this is no longer the case. Many Lutheran congregations, including Immanuel, have recognized that children may be ready for First Communion before the age of 14 – and some 14-year-olds who complete confirmation may not yet be ready! Each year children and parents of 3rd graders are invited to a three-session preparation for First Communion. Another route to First Communion is to pick up a copy of the preparation booklet, “Come to God’s Table: Preparing for Holy Communion.” Booklets are available in the church office. When you’ve completed the booklet at home, then make an appointment with one of the pastors (20 minutes). We also honor the wishes of those who want to wait until age 14, but we strongly encourage parents to consider First Communion at an earlier age.

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Here at Immanuel, we believe that you can be transformed by experiencing life with God in Christ. Our mission is to equip people for this kind of transformation by connecting people with Christ in a life of worship, learning, and service, whether you are exploring Christianity for the first time or grew up attending church.

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