First's Confirmation is a two-year program for students (7th grade and older) in which adolescents explore their faith,
ask questions, grow in their knowledge of Scripture and the church, and build relationships.
At regular times throughout the year the students also engage in service projects and social events. Friends are always welcome to attend, and you do not have to be a member of First in order to participate in our confirmation activities.
We will kick off a new year on September 5 with 13 students returning for their 2nd year of classes and about
7 new students. 2018-2019 is our Catechism year, so we will study the Apostles’ Creed, the 10 Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, Holy Baptism, Holy Communion, and then spend time with the question “What does it mean to be a Lutheran Christian in this place and time?” Each week, Pastor Laura (or Pastor Matt on occasion) teach the lesson and then adult mentors lead small group activities and Haylee Gustafson, Director of Youth & Family Ministries, leads some games. Here’s our schedule:
• September 5 — Martin Luther
• September 12 — The Reformation
• September 19 — The 10 Commandments – Part I
• September 26 — The 10 Commandments – Part II
Downloadable Registration Form (PDF)
Confirmation Class of 2018
Upcoming Dates – please mark your calendar!
• September 16 – Faith Statement Meeting at 11:15 a.m.
• October 21 – Faith Statement Lunch
• October 28 – Rite of Confirmation at 10:00 a.m. service
Link to Wednesday Night Faithtime Dinner Menu and Schedule!
Confirmation Summer Camp at LOMC
In June, we had 8 of our confirmation youth go to
LOMC Camp in Oregon, IL. They had a chance to go
canoeing, hiking, ziplining and learn more about God’s
love and grace. It was a fun experience for all of them!
Confirmation Photograph Online Library
First has an extensive online library of our congregation's confirmands names and photographs dating back through the 1870's. To view pictures or look up a confirmand name click here!