Middle School Ministry & Confirmation

A focus on building relationships with each other and adults at Prince of Peace while also learning about the Bible, faith, and what it means for young people’s lives today.

Middle School Ministry & Confirmation

Confirmation for 7th & 8th Graders (and interested 6th graders)
Confirmation will be rooted this year around the stories told in scripture of God and God’s love for creation.  The goal is to have your students discover how the Bible can be a resource for them as they continue to grow and learn in their lives of faith.  We will meet 1 or 2 times each month for 2 hours on Sunday afternoons (the schedule is below). Julene Hannesh and I will teach most of the sessions with Melanie Hill, our interim Family Ministry Director, joining us on occasion. Students will also be keeping a journal, adding and capturing a variety of content throughout the year. 

Note: Those completing their second year of confirmation next spring can expect to participate in a service for the Affirmation of Baptism on Reformation Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023.

Confirmation Retreat – Jan. 14-16 at Camp WAPO
We are also really excited to be attending the Abundant Life Retreat with our confirmands again this year. The Abundant Life retreat happens in partnership with St. Michael’s Lutheran (Roseville) and St. Anthony Park Lutheran (St. Paul).  The focus of this sex and sexuality retreat will be on healthy relationships, using the Book of Esther as one of our biblical anchors. More information on this retreat will be sent out this fall. Our hope is that all of our Confirmands are able to participate. Even though we weren’t able to go to camp for the weekend last year, it was still a lot of fun and we are so excited to get a way for a few days this year! 

Confirmation Class Schedule – 12:00 – 2:00pm on the following Sundays:

Oct. 2          Nov. 13        Jan. 8          Feb. 5          Mar. 5          Apr. 16

Oct. 16        Dec. 11        Jan. 22        Feb. 12        Mar. 19        Apr. 30

New Middle School Youth Group (for 5-8 graders)
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, starting Oct. 5, 5th-8th graders can join Julene & Melanie at PoP on Wednesday nights for dinner, fellowship, and fun 6-7:30pm.  They’ll also be scheming with the middle schoolers on how to plug more deeply into worship and life at PoP.

Other Upcoming Dates to take note of:
Oct. 7 Family Fun Night
Oct. 20 Service Projects with Julene
Oct. 26 Spooky Music
Oct. 30 Intergenerational Reformation Event (between services)
Nov. 11 Family Fun Night
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Eve Worship and Pie Extravaganza
Nov. 27 Intergenerational Advent Event (between services)
Jan. 14-16 Retreat at Camp WAPO (MLK weekend)


Check out the latest Confirmation opportunities and updates below! 

We Need Pies!!!

We Need Pies!!!

There will be Pie? You heard that right! Join us next Wednesday, November 23 at 7:00pm for our Thanksgiving Eve service and Pie Social! Prince of Peace’s high school youth group will be dishing up pie and collecting free-will donations to support their upcoming trip...