Confirmation at TLC

The Rite of Confirmation at Tallmadge Lutheran Church provides confirmands the opportunity to make a public confession of a personal and heartfelt faith in the Triune God.  In this ceremony, the confirmand commits him/herself to the Evangelical Lutheran Church,         to the Church’s teaching, and to living a Christian life.
Confirmation Day at Tallmadge Lutheran Church is not considered to be graduation from religious instruction, a completion of Baptism, a bestowing of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands, nor reception into “full” church membership.  Confirmation is, instead, a personal confession of faith in the Triune God.
TLC’s confirmation ministry, then, is a program which involves each of the confirmands in Bible and doctrinal teaching, moral training, service to the church, and fellowship with other youth. Our goal is for each confirmand to have a heart-felt faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to His church.
Confirmation Retreat
September 22-23, 2017
Camp Buckeye
Important Documents Here
For Weekly Confirmation Class Handouts

2017 – 2018 Calendar for Classes

Wednesday, September 6th                          Faith & Family Night – students & families
Sunday, September 10                                          Sunday Jr. High Classes Begin  9:15 a.m
Wednesday, September 13                              First Night of Confirmation Instruction
                                                                      6th Grade meet in Library; 7th & 8th Grade meet in Room 5

Fri – Sat, September 22-23               Confirmation Retreat at Camp Buckeye

Wednesday, October 4                                       Faith & Family Night – students & families
Wednesday, November 1                                  Faith & Family Night – students & families

Wednesday, November 22                        Thanksgiving Eve Worship–No Class

Wednesdays, November 29                           Advent Worship 6:30 p.m.

          Dec. 6, 13 & 20                               Confirmation Class 7:30 – 8:30p.m.

December 27 & January 3                        No Class – Christmas Break

Wednesday, January 10, 2018                           Faith & Family Night – students & families
Wednesday, February 7                                          Faith & Family Night – students & families

Wednesday, February 14                  Ash Wednesday Worship 7:00 p.m.  –  No Confirmation Classes

Wednesdays, February 21, 28,                          Lenten Worship 6:30 p.m.

            March 7, 14, 21                                Confirmation Class 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.    

Wednesday, April 4                                                  Faith & Family Night – students & families
Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25                  8th Grade Confirmation Review with Pastor Andy
Fri-Sat, April 20-21                                                     8th Grade Confirmation Retreat
Wednesday, May 2                                                    8th Grade Confirmation Rehearsal,  6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 3                                       Public Examination for 8th Graders   7:00pm
Sunday, May 6                                            Confirmation Sunday   10:30 a.m. Service
                                                  For Full 2017-2018 Confirmation Schedule – Click below
6th Grade Confirmation 2017-2018                                   7th & 8th Grade Confirmation 2017-18
Confirmation Packing List

What is Early Communion Instruction?

During Lent  TLC will continue a new tradition of Early Communion instruction for youth 5th grade and older. Students will learn, side-by-side with their parents, about the gift of Holy Communion, how to prepare oneself to receive this gift, and the Biblical event of the Passover.
The celebration of First Communion for those students who complete this instruction will be at the Maundy Thursday worship.  
Pastor Andy will be teaching these sessions during the normal Sunday morning instruction hour from 9:20am – 10:15am in the Library during Lent.
This instruction is OPTIONAL! 
Students who do not participate will continue to receive First Communion at their Confirmation.
If you would like to better understand why  TLC is offering Early Communion, please click on and review the document below:
To sign up your student for
Early Communion Instruction,
call (330) 633-4775