Happy Autumn OSLC!
Yes, we are in full swing of the changing season, as well as the full swing of Confirmation and our Fall Youth events! Firstly, I want to thank everyone so much for being so welcoming to this community of faith, I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and smiles I have received thus far! I appreciate getting to know everyone, as well as those who have eagerly volunteered to help me with Confirmation and Sunday school.
October is going to be a busy month for our youth in a variety of different ways! Sunday School is in full swing and now takes place immediately after service in the Sanctuary. It will about 20-40 minutes long this year, and I’m an fortunate enough to have Julie Louks helping me out as well! October 3rd will the first day of Confirmation classes at Messiah for our 6-9th graders! The steering committee, parents, and guides have met a few times throughout September to set up Confirmation, and we are ready to deepen our faith in a variety of different ways!
On October 14th we have a Confirmation Family Retreat up at Camp Vermillion in which all the Confirmands, and their families from Gethsemane, Messiah, and Our Savior’s are invited to spend an afternoon at camp! We have rented a school bus to take the majority of us up there, however families are welcome to drive themselves! We will leave at Noon from Our Savior’s parking lot, and have an afternoon filled with worship, games, and leave with a meal! I encourage all Confirmation families to attend! We also have the Middle School Youth Gathering on November 17-18 to look forward to!
October 28th is Reformation Sunday in which we will be confirming all our 10th graders! It’s an exciting time in which all the 10th grade students will be sharing their Faith testimonies. They will be able to highlight some of their Faith journey experiences, as well as share how they plan to share their Faith in their journey ahead! If you have any questions, comments, concerns about any youth events feel free to reach out to me! Thank you all again for welcoming me to your Congregation with open arms!