Centuries ago, when the baptism of infants became commonplace in the church, confirmation was developed as a way to train adolescents and young adults in the basics of the faith. Two years of pastoral instruction in Scripture, the Apostles' Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, sacraments and the Christian life, along with personal mentoring with a seasoned Christian, prepare young people to affirm their baptism in worship and be welcomed and celebrated as adult members of the community.
Confirmation is traditionally for junior high school students, though adults who have been baptized but not confirmed and younger students with demonstrated maturity and interest can also be included at the discretion of the pastor. Please contact Pastor Brian
if you are interested in enrolling your child or yourself.
Junior and Senior High students gather on specified Sunday mornings at 9:45am to bake cookies for The Night Ministry
and assemble sandwiches and sack lunches for the homeless guests at Northside Housing and Supportive Services
. For a schedule or more information, contact Kathy Young
LYONS, Lutheran Youth on the North Side, is a collaborative effort of many Lutheran congregations on the north side of Chicago. For a schedule of events or more information, contact Ken Duckmann
Every third year, Lutheran youth from around the country attend the ELCA National Youth Gathering
. The most recent was Jesus, Justice, Jazz in New Orleans, summer 2009. For more information, contact Donna Wiegel