7th-9th Grade (Confirmation Age Ministry)

Upcoming Middle School Events

708 Christmas Bash

Age Range: 7th & 8th Graders

Days/Times: December 17th, 3:30–5:30 PM

Description: Baby Jesus is coming! Let’s celebrate! We’ll have cookies to eat, ginger bread house competitions, Christmas cards and crafts, and of course Hot Chocolate, a Christmas movie, and Carols to sing! Take a break from studying and get ready for Christmas with your friends!

Contact: Lindsay Bates

 

Youth Timberwolves Game

Age Range: 7–12 Graders & Youth Families of 6th Grade and Younger

Days/Times: January 6, 6:00 PM (Meet at church)

Description: Join St. Andrew Church as we see the New Orland Pelicans take on our Minnesota Timberwolves! Come out and see some of the new Timberwolves team with stars like Jimmy Butler and Karl Anthony-Towns. Tickets are limited so sign up TODAY! We will meet in the fellowship hall on January 6th at 6:00 PM then we will take a bus over to the Target Center for the game and will be arriving back at midnight. This will be a great game to be at with many stars and a great value for tickets.

Registration: Please click to sign up. Deadline Jan. 3rd or when all tickets are sold.

Contact: TJ Helgren

 

Confirmation Retreat

Registration is open!  Wednesday afternoon and evening confirmation students are required to attend one retreat. We would love to have our Confirmation Camp students attend as well (there will be an additional fee for confirmation camp students).

We have three confirmation retreats for students to choose from this year:

January 13–15 at Spirit in the Pines Camp: Register here.

February 17–19 at Spirit in the Pines Camp: Register here.

April 21 One-Day Retreat in Minneapolis: Register here.

All of the retreats will focus on our theme of Big Questions for the year, but the two at Spirit in the Pines will also include fun in the snow, while the April retreat will include leadership activities. There are limited spots on each retreat, so register your child today to reserve dates that work for your family!

 

Middle School Mission Trip

Days/Times: July 8-14, 2018

Location: Lake Traverse, South Dakota

Registration: Begins December 1

Click here for more information

 


 

Confirmation

The confirmation program at St. Andrew Lutheran Church begins as students enter 7th grade and concludes with the Affirmation of Baptism in the fall of 9th grade. Our program is designed with the hope that your child will learn more about Christ, deepen their faith, strengthen friendships, and find their place in the church.

2017-18 Confirmation Handbook

2017-18 Worship Notes Sheet

2017-18 Faith Statement Instructions

2017-18 Parent or Caring Adult Letter

 

7th & 8th Grade Program Options

Wednesday Afternoons 4:00-5:00 PM

Students will gather for Large Group Workshops and Small Group Conversations on Wednesdays, September through May.

Students registered for Wednesday Afternoon can also register for OASIS; St. Andrew will provide a bus after school from Central Middle School to St. Andrew for an hour of downtime including snacks, open gym, fun activities, and homework space.  There is an additional $40 fee for OASIS to cover transportation and snacks.

Click here for Wednesday Afternoon Registration

 

Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:45 PM

Students will gather for Large Group Workshops and Small Group Conversations on Wednesdays, September through May.

Click here for Wednesday Evening Registration

 

Summer Confirmation Camp

June 17-22, 2018

Confirmation Camp students will head to Spirit in the Pines next June for a fun-filled week of Confirmation lessons, cabin small group conversations, and camp fun! While this week will include some camp-favorite activities, it will not be a typical week at Spirit in the Pines.

This is a great option for student who would not be able to attend Wednesday confirmation regularly.  Confirmation Camp students are still expected to regularly attend worship, complete worship reports, and service hours. *confirmation camp students are welcome to attend a confirmation retreat, but will be charged an additional fee.

Click here for Confirmation Camp Registration

 

9th Grade Confirmation

9th grade confirmation will be on Sunday nights from 6:30-8:00 PM from September 10th-October 22nd, we ask confirmation students to attend the Table worship service from 5:30-6:30 PM beforehand.

Click here for 9th Grade Registration

9th Grade Retreat at Spirit in the Pines

Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October 22nd

Confirmands will dive into discussing their BIG QUESTIONS about Faith, the Church, and themselves. We’ll take a few days away from our hectic lives to have fun, and leap into High School Ministry.

 

Students with Special Needs

Students with special needs are an important part of our church and we will do our best to include and accommodate them within our ministries. Please contact Lindsay to make arrangements for your child.