Affirm Ministry

Wednesday Evening
(Sept -May)
6:00PM & 7:00PM
7th-9th grade
Class

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

Worship

Students are expected to attend worship on Sunday mornings with their families and fill out worship notes.

 

Service

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

Greeters

Ushers

Sign ups will first happen at Orientation on September 19 and then be transferred to online!
General Information

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.

 

Calendar

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.

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