EDUCATION

Sunday School

Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday unless listed otherwise. Age ranges from pre-K to 12th grade.

 

Each Sunday, children gather in the sanctuary to celebrate God’s love through song and offering.  Children are then split into classes by age group.  Several teachers, consisting of our wonderful parents and community volunteers, rotate throughout the year to teach the classes.  The Sunday School curriculum we use is Spark Lectionary, which incorporates leaflets, puzzles, and activities.  Children learn the same lesson in Sunday School as the pastor teaches during sermon, helping them gain a deeper understanding of each weekly message from God.

Confirmation Schedule (click to get schedule)

 

Confirmation ministry at the Fisher Bygland Lutheran Parish is a dynamic and interactive program for students in grades 6 through 9. The purpose of this ministry is to prepare teenagers to affirm their baptism and explore their faith in God, the Bible, and Christian living.

Confirmation classes meet on Wednesday evenings during the school year for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Parents of the students are expected to attend each class with their students. If parents are unable to attend, students should attend without their parents. We use a three year curriculum that includes one year of Old Testament, one year of New Testament, and one year of Lutheran Catechism lessons. The classes are taught for the entire group on a three year rotation. A schedule of this year’s classes is posted on the parish website.

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 are expected to complete fifteen sermon notes and four hours of worship assistant service each year. In lieu of confirmation classes during the season of Lent, confirmation students are expected to attend all mid-week Lenten and Holy Week worship services. Each student is expected to attend one session at an ELCA Bible camp once during their confirmation years.

Grade 9 students complete individual faith reflection exercises as well as group faith explorations and a retreat. A written statement of faith will be publicly presented at the Affirmation of Baptism service.

Holy Communion Worship with Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation) takes place on the first Sunday in May for those who have a desire to live their life for Christ, met the expectations of the program, and have been approved by their congregation’s council.
 

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