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, March 10, 2019, 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 Workshop will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 11:30-2:00 p.m. Presentation of the Bibles will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 10:00 am worship. 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 First Communion Retreat will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 11:30 - 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided! To attend, please submit the form below. First Communion Celebration will be during the 10:00 am Worship Service on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
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 2019 is Sunday, May 19.