Confirmation is a reaffirmation of the vows made at our baptism, and typically takes place in 8th grade. We have a two-year confirmation program for both 7th and 8th grades. The grades meet together. Year A is devoted to learning the Bible--the arc of its narrative, the connection of Old Testament and New Testament, and key stories that shape our faith. Year B is devoted to learning about our church’s traditions, sacraments, and history. Confirmation classes take place Sundays 5:30-6:30 pm from fall to spring.
RED DOOR EXPLORERS
Our 5th and 6th Graders meet every other month for dinner and a lesson/discussion about church history, architecture, the meaning of the service, Christian ethics, other faiths, and more. These wide-ranging discussions are led by parents and clergy, and are not only preparation for confirmation class, but a great way to make friends and get to know each other better.
JUNIOR AND SENIOR YOUTH GROUPS
6-8th grades and 9-12th meet for dinner and fellowship in their respective youth groups on the first Sunday of every month. Field trips include: bowling, skiing, serving in food pantries, snow tubing, bike riding, trips to the city, and meeting for dinner in each other's homes.
Families gather periodically throughout the year, usually Friday nights, for dinner, fun, and games. All ages and generations are welcome to family nights.