This year we are exploring a new format for Confirmation and Middle School at ECLC — with worship & instruction on Sunday mornings, and experiential & relational ministry on Wednesday evenings. Both are important aspects of growing in faith, and becoming beloved community.
Here is what the Fall Pilot will look like, September until December:
• Sundays: Worship together as a family at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Confirmation Instruction for grades 6-8 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Creekside Room.
• Wednesdays: Wednesday Night Live from 6-8 p.m. with dinner in the Fellowship Hall, Music & Mindfulness in the sanctuary, and onsite & offsite experiences, including Bible Deep Dive (BDD), Makers/Gamers, and Movers, to engage the whole person (body, mind, and spirit).
We have a fantastic team working behind the scenes and walking alongside ECLC middle school youth & families; a team inspired by Pastor Stephanie, beginning last spring. We give thanks to Dawn & Jonathan R. for their leadership on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings; for additional members of the planning team: Anne & Joe L., Michele V. & Dan M., and Chris O.; for small group leaders and hospitality: Anne H and Steph R Y, Joe & Anne L and Nancy O-P, Darren L, Tom R, Jeanie T, Becky S-B, Julie & Tony S. Of course, we also give thanks for our confirmands and their families!
At the end of this four-month pilot, we will evaluate whether this format is working and resonating with the 20 families including 29+ ECLC youth participating in Confirmation and Middle School Ministry this year!
If you have questions about Middle School and Confirmation Ministries, the four-month pilot, or ways that you can serve in this ministry, please contact Kelly.