Confirmation (Grades 7-9)
Wednesdays, starting September 18 | 6:45-8:00 pm
Confirmation is a Wednesday night community for students in grades 7, 8, and 9. After three years in the Confirmation community, the Rite of Confirmation (Affirmation of Baptism) is celebrated in the fall of grade 10 during a Sunday worship service. Confirmation is a time for relationship, outreach, community and growth in the knowledge of who God is and how God is working in the world.
Confirmation meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:00 pm. Confirmation normally meets in "large group" first with 7th, 8th and 9th graders for a time of worship, music, and announcements, followed by "Core Classes" which are split into grades and small groups and focus on the STORY (Grade 7), PRACTICE (Grade 8) and WITNESS (Grade 9) of our faith.
2019-2020 Confirmation Registration
It's not too late to register for Confirmation! Click the button below to use our All-in-One form to register your whole family for Choir, Sunday School, Confirmation, High School Hang Out and KFC.
Questions? Contact Maggie Jones, Director of Youth and Family Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.977.9369.
VEAP Donation Drive | Confirmation is Going Down the Toilet!
October 20 - November 13, 2019
Confirmation is headed to VEAP on November 13 for our fourth annual year of hands-on service. We will take a bus to VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People), where we will tour the facility, learn about VEAP, and repackage toilet paper and diapers for distribution to families in need!
All confirmation students need to turn in a permission form as this is an off-site event. Download a permission form here!
November 13 Schedule:
5:45PM Eat dinner downstairs all together in Fellowship Hall (there will be tables in the back reserved for confirmation - confirmands eat free!) *Youth choir students - please make sure to eat before choir and meet downstairs NO LATER than 6:10PM for the bus (you'll need to leave choir early).
6:15PM Bus leaves for VEAP
6:35-7:55PM Serve and learn together at VEAP!
8:15PM Bus arrives back at NLC
Help the effort!
Between Oct 23 & Nov 13, please donate packaged toilet paper and diapers for VEAP!! The more TP & diapers we donate, the more service work we'll have repackaging on the 13th.
*Drop off your items in the Fireside Room at Normandale! Families are in need of diapers of all sizes (especially medium-larger sizes of diapers) and toilet paper.
Confirmation Retreats 2019-2020
Information regarding retreats for the 2019-2020 confirmation year will be coming soon. Please come to the Confirmation Kick-Off on September 11 to learn more.
7th Grade Community Retreat
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN | November 16-17
8th Grade Fellowship Retreat
Camp WAPO, Amery WI | January 18-19
9th Grade Fellowship Retreat
TBD | April 18-19
Confirmation Retreats at NLC are a blast! Check out our Facebook photo albums to see photos from our 2018-19 retreats!
- 7th Grade Retreat at Gustavus Adolphus https://www.facebook.com/pg/normluthyouth/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1844084745675310
- 8th Grade Retreat at Camp WAPO https://www.facebook.com/pg/normluthyouth/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2015678345182615
- 9th Grade Retreat at Augsburg College https://www.facebook.com/pg/normluthyouth/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1920321838051600
Upcoming Confirmation Events
Sept 11 | Confirmation Kick Off
Sept 18 | Confirmation classes begin
Oct 16 | No Confirmation - MEA Break
Oct 27 | 10th Graders Rite of Confirmation in Worship
Nov 13 | All-Confirmation Night of Service at VEAP
Nov 16-17 | 7th Grade Retreat
Nov 27 | No Confirmation - Thanksgiving Worship
Dec 4 - 18 | Advent Worship and Small Groups
Dec 8 | Youth Bazaar Summer Trips Fundraiser
Dec 25 - Jan 1 | No Confirmation - Winter Break
Jan 8 | Confirmation Resumes
Jan 18-19 | 8th Grade Retreat
Feb 5-19 | Mental Health & Welness Month
Feb 26 | Ash Wednesday Worship - BYO Family to Church!
Mar 4-Apr 1 | Lenten Worship and Lenten Mentors
Mar 25 | No Confirmation - Spring Break
Apr 9 | No Confirmation - Holy Week
Apr 18-19 | 9th Grade Retreat
Apr 22 | Faith Statement and Core Class Reflection Night
Apr 29 | Confirmation Celebration & 9th Grade Blessing