Daily, from 11/22/2023 to 12/17/2023, 12:00 AM
In baptism, the faith community promises to help parents in raising their children in the Christian faith. Milestones Ministry is an opportunity for the church to partner with families in equipping them with the tools to live out their faith together. Every milestone has three components:
This milestone is celebrated when a child is born.
Please request your Baptism date at least two weeks in advance of the event using the form below:
One of the promises a parent makes at their child's Baptism is to "place in their hands the Holy Scripture." We invite children and their parents to a class that gets them into Scripture together learning about how the Bible was put together, how to navigate the Bible and so much more! Everything concludes with a blessing at the worship celebration of the student, parents, and their new Bible!
Communion is a wonderful celebration where God's people gather together to remember God's love for us, Jesus's sacrifice on the cross and our connection to one another. This milestone is targeted for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their parents, but older children who have not participated in Communion Instruction are also welcome. We spend a fun afternoon learning, talking and interacting about this special meal we share together every Sunday!
In the Lutheran church, all baptized Christians are welcome to the Lord's table. If your child is asking about taking communion, then they are ready!
We call this milestone Confirmation in recognition of the fact that the confirmand is affirming/confirming that he/she wants to continue keeping the promises that were made by others at his/her baptism. Confirmands who are in our traditional Confirmation Youth Ministry (CYM) program are in 8th grade when they affirm their baptisms, but we also have an Alternative Confirmation program for older students.
The New Drivers Milestone is for students who are preparing to drive. We will focus on safe choices while driving, parent expectations/consequences and the joys of having a student who can drive! We watch a few video clips, have some discussion and present several different versions of driving contracts for parents and students to fill out.
High School Graduation is an exciting time! Our Milestone concentrates on celebrating this achievement, conversations about the next stage of life and prayers for the transition time ahead.
The New Member Milestone Class is designed for individuals, couples and families to learn together about being Lutheran, Living Word and next steps after becoming a member. We also spend time getting to know each other! Everything wraps up with the New Member Milestone Worship Celebration.