Education & Enrichment
Confirmation is an awesome time in your life. It’s your
chance to learn about the faith you were baptized into, and
affirm (celebrate) that faith. We do everything we can to
make sure that confirmation is an adventure, and that it
helps you make friends, and feel closer to God and meet
Jesus. Here are the list of expectations we have of you to
ensure that confirmation is an exciting and enriching
• Participate in Wednesday worship with your
• Go deeper with your small groups and at the
closing large group gathering (6:45-8)
• Attend Sunday morning confirmation every other
Sunday for Service Learning Projects
• Daily bible reading, prayer, and activities (use the
weekly Taking Faith Home hand-out from the
bulletin as your family guide, or the Faith Five
structure as a devotional practice)
• Acolyte and Wednesday ushering
• Servant events (held periodically throughout
• Spend time with your parents (and listen to them)
The most important call that God gives to parents is their
call to model, teach, and participate in the faith life of
their children (Proverbs 22, Deuteronomy 4:10, 2 John 1:4).
If your children have been baptized and/or if you desire
lives of faith in your children, you as parents and we as a
Christian community have entered into that exciting promise
to them. Your children learn most from what you role model.
They watch what your do. Here are a list of hopes I have for
how you will participate in confirmation this next year.
• Attend Wednesday or Sunday worship with your
• Home huddles (a great way to grow together –
use Taking Faith Home as the basis for your
prayers, bible reading, and activities)
• Personal bible study and prayer (your child will
learn more by watching you read the bible than
they ever will hearing pastors and other leaders
talk about it; you might even consider
participating in an adult small group bible study
• Service together (as people of faith, we are called
to work for justice and peace in the world; is there
some way your family is called to serve the
• Assist as parent helper/small group leader or
sub/special event coordinator
• Spend time with your child
• Spending time with family was listed as the
number one thing that makes young people
happy, followed by spending time with friends.
• 73% said their relationship with their parents
make them happy.
• When asked about heroes, half mentioned one of
• Nearly half say religion and spirituality are very
important to their happiness.
7th & 8th Grade Confirmation
EKLC Confirmation is a two-year curriculum meeting on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. If you know a
family who would be interested in this class, and
may not be a member here at East, please pass this
information on to them. Also, give the name and
contact information to the church office. Thanks!
On Wednesday December 18, the Confirmation class
will be going caroling. Afterwards we will return to
the church for treats.
Youth Activity Nights
On Wednesday, October 2nd starting at 6:00p.m. we
will have the first of our Youth Activity Nights
during the 2013-2014 school year. All youth in 6th
grade through high school are invited and welcome.
Come to play games. Come to have snacks. Come to
plan the types of youth activities you would like to
see go on here at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church.
In addition to our meeting on October 2nd the
tentative schedule for future Youth Activity Nights
is as follows: Wednesday October 30, 2013; Wednesday
November 20, 2013, Wednesday December 18, 2013;
Wednesday January 15, 2014, Wednesday February 19,
2014 and Wednesday April 23, 2014. We hope to see
Do You Like to Bake Cookies?
If you do, we would like to hear from you. As a
service project our confirmation class will be
sending “CARE PACKAGES” to our college students
several times throughout the school year. These
packages will include a variety of home-made
cookies. We would like to have some “EXPERT” cookie
bakers volunteer to help our students with this
project. Please let Pastor Dave know if you are
interested in helping with this ministry project.
September brings about the beginning of our fall
schedule at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church. I want
to draw your attention to the schedule for Sunday
School and Confirmation specifically. September 8 is
Rally Day and the first day of Sunday School. This
year there will be a Sunday School class for 7th and
8th graders as well as the other classes that we
have had in the past. On Sunday September 8 we will
have an informal gathering with instruction for
acolyting for the 7th and 8th graders, as well as
for the 6th graders who will join us for this
instruction during the latter half of the Sunday
Our first Wednesday evening Confirmation
class will be September 11 at 6:00p.m. At that time
I will meet with the 7th and 8th grade students and
their parents for registration and to go over the
curriculum and the schedule for the year.
I am excited to tell you of the new Youth
Room on the upper level of the Education wing! Two
small rooms are being transformed into one big room
and this is where the 7th and 8th graders will meet
for class on both Sunday mornings and Wednesday
evenings. The work is in progress, but we should be
able to meet in this room early this fall.
See you all in September!
The FAITH 5:
Faith Acts In The Home
Care to have some fun, keep your family
communicating every night, and grow in your
understanding of yourself and God? Try this simple
five-step process for the next six weeks and see if
it doesn’t help!
here to learn how!