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.
College Care Packages
On Wednesday, November 12th, the confirmation class
will be working on putting together care packages
for our EKLC family members in college to help them
get through the rigor of final exams in December. We
are in need of shoe-sized boxes, cookies and treats
(think left-over Halloween candy) to include. If you
are able to help with this, please call or email Ann
Nottestad at (608) 575-4569 or
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!
Those in 9th grade will meet as they continue toward the milestone
of Affirming their Baptism in the fall. They are expected to attend the
Adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings. Each Sunday they
will meet with the pastor following the study for a brief time to check in
as they prepare their statements of faith.
Youth Activity Nights
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.
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!