Marking the Milestones of Faith
Just as we recognize significant milestones in our everyday life, Alleluia recognizes significant milestones in our young peoples’ lives as well. Faith Milestone events include a workshop for parents and children, along with recognition during worship. We are looking to continue to build on these Faith Milestones. Current Milestone events include:
Preschool Welcome & Bible Presentation
This introduction to Sunday School happens in May and is a way to introduce preschoolers and their parents to Sunday School. Parents and children will also explore the Spark Story Bible together as parents learn how to engage their children in the biblical story. Bibles will then be presented following the breakfast during the 10:00 am worship service. This spring’s event will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 8:30 am. To attend, please submit the form below.
Children receive a regular Bible that they can use throughout Sunday School and Confirmation. Parents and children then learn together about their Bibles at a short workshop. The Bible Presentation will be held in October 2018 (date not yet set) at 10:00 am worship, followed by the Bible workshop at 11:00 am. Older children who have not received a Bible are also welcome to participate with a parent.
Parents and 3rd-graders are invited to participate in First Communion Instruction. Children and parents attend a workshop together before the child receives First Communion. The next First Communion Retreat will be scheduled shortly. Lunch will be provided! To attend, please submit the form below. First Communion Celebration will be during the 10:00am Worship Service on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018, OR Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018.
4th Grade Intro to Confirmation
Parents and 4th-graders are invited to this event in May 2018 to learn more about Confirmation, which starts in the fall of 5th-grade. You'll learn about how the program works and the expectations for students and parents. Join us for lunch and a short informational session. To attend, please submit the form below.
affirmation of baptism
Following a 4-year Confirmation program, youth in 9th grade affirm their baptismal promises on the last Saturday of October -- Reformation Weekend. This celebration is not an ending for our young people, but a new beginning in their faith journey as they are welcomed as adults into the life and ministry of the church.
Blessing of High school graduates
In May of each year, we recognize graduating seniors and celebrate this milestone in their lives with a special blessing and gift during worship. Parents are encouraged to send a graduation and baby picture for slide show honoring our graduates. The date for 2018 has not yet been set.