Wednesdays · 6:00 - 7:05 pm · Fellowship Hall
2023-2024 Confirmation Registration is Open — Register Today!
Hello Confirmation Students and Families!
We have been busy planning for another year of Confirmation at Prince of Peace and are excited that our 2023-2024 Confirmation Program will kick off in just a couple of weeks!
First of all, we would like to welcome our 6th grade students to the PoP Confirmation Program! We are so excited to be with you on this next step of your faith journey!
We are also very excited as we look forward to a new year of Confirmation with 6th - 9th grade students at Prince of Peace. As we plan and prepare for how that will look, please read the following info and be sure to note the important dates below.
As seems to be standard these days, we pray, we plan, we adjust, and we pray some more. With that, at the moment, we are looking to have in-person Confirmation beginning on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30 pm with a Parent/Student Orientation meeting. This will be an opportunity to reconnect and discuss the upcoming year, including receiving the Confirmation schedule/calendar and the Confirmation Handbook. It will last approximately 1 hour (possibly less).
Then, Confirmation Classes Kickoff takes place on Wednesday, September 20th beginning at 5:30 pm with a meal in the Fellowship Hall--please join us for food and fellowship! At 6 pm, there will be lesson time as a large group, followed by small groups, and concluding at 7:05 pm.
Confirmation Wednesdays run from 5:30-7:05 pm in-person each week. Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 pm for a meal, then classes begin at 6 pm with Large Group lessons, with Pastor Roger and Pastor Jennifer alternating teaching the Large Group topic of the week. After that, we dismiss to smaller groups for further discussion as well as time to connect and share. Continuing from last year, there will be a Large Group Closing from 7-7:05 pm. And like last year, we will NOT be offering a virtual option this year.
Access, complete and submit a 2023-24 online Confirmation Registration Form today!
If you are interested in being a part of our Confirmation Leader contingency, walking alongside our Confirmation students in the part of their faith journey, please reach out to the pastors or to our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Barbara Ekern! There are opportunities to volunteer as a Small Group Leader, Service Project Helper, or Faith Mentor. This is a great opportunity to help our students expand their faith web, and to build a lifelong faith-based connection!!
We are looking forward to another great year of Confirmation as we learn and grow together in God's teachings!
Sept. - Dec. 2023:
- Wednesday, Sept. 13 – Parent/Student Meeting @ 6:30 pm | Sanctuary
- Wednesday, Sept. 20 – 1st Day of Confirmation Large & Small Groups | 6 - 7:05 pm | Fellowship Hall. Classes every Wednesday 6-7:05 pm and 5:30 pm Grilled Cheese Meal every Wednesday evening through Nov. 15.
- Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Community Building Adventure! | Badger Sports Park | 6-9 pm (in lieu of class)
- Sunday, Oct. 22 - Halloween Party! | Youth Room | 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
- Friday, Nov. 3 - Sunday, Nov. 5 – FREE Confirmation Retreat! | Imago Dei Village (Crossways Camp) | Details to come!
- Friday, Nov. 17: Family Fun Night @ PoP, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Midweek Evening Thanksgiving Eve Worship | 6:15 pm (in lieu of class)
- Wednesdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20 – Midweek Advent Worship | 6:15 pm (in lieu of class)
- Sundays, Dec. 3, 10, 17 – Sundays in Advent Service Projects | 9-11 am: Confirmands will do service projects with congregation members on Sunday mornings in the CLR or Narthex.
- Wednesday, Jan. 3 - Wed, Feb. 7 – Classes resume on Jan. 3, 2024. Classes every Wednesday 6-7:05 pm through Feb. 7.
- Wednesday, Feb. 14 – Ash Wednesday – Evening Ash Wednesday worship service | 6:15 pm (in lieu of class)
- Sundays, Feb. 18, 25, Mar. 3, 10, 17 – Sundays in Lent Service Projects | 9-11 am: Confirmands will do service projects with congregation members on Sunday mornings in the CLR or Narthex.
- Wednesday, Feb 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20 – Midweek Lenten Worship | 6:15 pm (in lieu of class)
- Sunday, March 24 - 29 – Holy Week
- Sunday, March 31 – Easter Sunday
- Wednesday, April 17 – LAST DAY OF CONFIRMATION!
- Sunday, April 28 – CONFIRMATION SUNDAY! | Details to come!
Confirmation Students Had a BLAST at Last Weekend's Retreat!
Our Confirmation youth returned to Appleton this past Sunday, Nov. 5 after an incredibly fun and faith-filled weekend at Confirmation Retreat, "Jr. High Blast," at Imago Dei Village.
The retreat included ice breaker games, team-building activities, worship, campfires, Bible studies, Servant Projects of making Veteran's Day cards and raking leaves, and lots of outdoor play time.
Thank you to our PoP member volunteer chaperones, John and Claire Robertson, who accompanied Barbara and our 7 Confirmation students who joined the approximately 50 kids in total from churches all over the area for the retreat.
A photo video montage that Barbara put together will be shown in the Narthex following both worship services this Sunday. Come take a peek and see the fun things our youth took part in last weekend at Crossways Camping Ministries' Imago Dei Village's Junior High Blast!
SAVE THE DATE!
2024 ELCA National Youth Gathering in New Orleans
July 16 - 20, 2024
2024 Theme: "Created to Be." Check out their website!
Sam Keel, Youth Ministry Coordinator of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Appleton, is leading youth from the area in going down to the national gathering. It will be an amazing week of worship, concerts, Bible studies, service projects, and more.
Reach out to Barbara if you are interested or for more information. All students currently in 8th - 12th grade are welcome to attend!
Confirmation Halloween Party!
Sunday, Oct. 22 | 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Confirmation is well underway! If you haven't heard, there will be a Confirmation Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 11:15 am - 1:15 pm in the Youth Room! Enjoy a spooky good time of yummy treats, festive crafts, a fun Halloween-themed movie and MORE! Feel free to come dressed in costume!!
Confirmation Community-Building Adventure at Badger Sports Park Recap
The Confirmation students had a fantastic evening of bonding and arcade fun this past Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 at Badger Sports Park! Nine students split into teams with Miss Kelsie, Barbara and Pastor Jennifer in the giant 2-story laser tag arena! Pastor Jennifer was up for the challenge! They also enjoyed pizza, Go Kart races, the latest and greatest arcade games, and classics like Skee-Ball and Air Hockey. Thanks for coming out for a great night of community and friendship building, PoP Youth! Here are a few more photos from the evening (including Pastor Jennifer posing in her laser tag getup!).