6:00PM & 7:00PM
Classes are conducted in the large group/small group format Wednesday evenings during the program year. We have a three year rotation of curriculum.
2018/2019 topic: Jesus as...
2019/2020 topic: Lutheran Christianity...
2020/2021 topic: God who...
Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 pm - Affirm potluck and orientation for ALL 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students and their families in Fellowship Hall.
9th grade families, please bring main dish
8th grade families, please bring salad or any fun Jello creation
7th grade families, please bring dessert
Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 pm/7:00 pm - First Affirm class for the year in Fellowship Hall
Students are expected to attend worship on Sunday mornings with their families and fill out worship notes.
Youth leading in worship Sunday mornings is an important part of the Affirm program and of great value to our congregation. Each grade level has a unique way to serve.
Acolytes & Crucifers
Sign ups will first happen at Orientation on September 19 and then be transferred to online!
The registration fee includes class curriculum. It is $50 per student with a family maximum of $80 with more than one student in the program.
TENTATIVE: Subject to change
Wed., Sep. 19 - 6:30 pm - Potluck and Orientation for ALL Affirm students and families
Wed., Sep. 26 - Oct. 10 - Regular 6:00/7:00 pm classes
Oct. 17 - MEA break
Oct. 24 - Regular 6:00/7:00 pm classes
Oct. 31 - No classes - Halloween
Nov. 7 - Nov. 14 - Regular 6:00/7:00 pm classes
Nov. 21 - No Classes - Thanksgiving Eve
Nov. 28 - Dec. 19 - Regular 6:00/7:00 pm classes
Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 - Winter break
Jan. 9 - Feb. 27 - Regular 6:00/7:00 pm classes
Mar. 6 - Apr. 10 - Lenten services and mentoring with Lenten mentors
Apr. 17 - No classes - Holy Week
Apr. 24 - May 1 - Regular 6:00/7:00 pm classes
May 8 - Affirmation potluck for all students and families - Baptismal promises
May 15 - 9th grade Affirmation banquet
May 18 - Affirmation Saturday service for 9th graders
Jr. Guides for small groups on Wednesday nights
Our 10th-12th grade youth have the opportunity to be mentors, called Jr. Guides, to our 7th-9th grade youth going through the Affirm program. This entails making a commitment to attend Affirm with them on Wednesday nights, open up the large group time, and be an active and supportive leader with the Adult Guide during small group time. Also connecting with youth outside of class for encouragement in their faith.