Confirmation at GPS

At GPS, our 6th thru 8th grade youth attend Confirmation class twice per month, participate in quarterly service projects, and attend a yearly retreat. Confirmation students are expected to attend the 9 a.m. worship service with their family and then attend class from 10:30 a.m. 'til noon on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from September through May. Classes are taught by experienced volunteers who have a passion for teaching youth.


On the 2nd Sunday of each month, there will also be a fun fellowship event planned following class time. Time for lunch will be provided as well. Students are asked to bring their own sack lunch for those days.


Each youth is also matched up with an adult Faith Partner who is committed to praying for them and sometimes attends classes and service projects.


Our 8th grade youth and their parents also attend four separate afternoon retreats in order to prepare them to affirm their baptism in the fall of their 9th grade year and to commit to living lives of faith as they grow and mature.


To register your youth for Confirmation at GPS, please click here to complete the registration form.


2017 Confirmation Schedule

Feb. 12:   Confirmation Class at 9 a.m.


Feb. 19:   8th Grader & Parent Retreat at 1-3 p.m.


Feb. 26:   Confirmation Class at 9 a.m.


Mar. 12:   Confirmation Class at 9 a.m.


Mar. 26:   Confirmation Class at 9 a.m.


Apr. 9:   Confirmation Class at 9 a.m.


Apr. 23:   Confirmation Class at 9 a.m.


Apr. 30:   Service Project Afternoon (1-3 p.m.)


May 14:   Confirmation Class at 9 a.m.










GPS Faith Community

10714 North 2nd Street

Machesney Park, Illinois  61115

(779) 221-8491


                  


A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)