At Redeemer, we believe that celebrating children and the youth of our church alongside their families is a great way to promote community within our members and allows us to demonstrate God’s love. Please contact us at ChildrenRedeemerBett@gmail.com with any questions or interest.
We believe you know your child best, and if you feel that they are ready for a milestone that does not correlate with their grade level, we can meet to discuss options!
BAPTISM MILESTONE- Birth to Any Age- The first milestone and scarcement begins an individual’s faith journey. With the baptismal waters they are welcomed into a new life as a child of God and into His family. (Time: Anytime) Contact: PastorRedeemerBett@gmail.com
CURIOUSITY MILESTONE- Two-Years-Old– The young children will receive a prayer book, which supports their curiosity and brings families together as they read and pray. (Celebrated in Janurary)
STARTING SUNDAY SCHOOL MILESTONE– Preschool or New Member– The child(ren) will receive a customized tote bag to welcome them into the Sunday School program. (Celebrated in September of whenever their first day is)
EXPLORING THE CHURCH-Preschool/Kindergarten class– During their Sunday School class, they will explore the church with their Sunday School Class and led by their Sunday Scholl Teacher. During this adventure they will learn about the church and become more familiar with their church. (Occurs in October)
DISCOVERING THE WORD OF GOD MILESTONE–1st grade- Students will receive a Storybook Bible during a Church Service. (Celebrated in November)
LORD’S PRAYER MILESTONE– 2nd grade– During Sunday School, the children will learn to pray the Lord’s Prayer and the significance of this prayer that was given to us by Jesus. Then during a Sunday Worship Service, they will lead the congregation in the Lord’s Prayer! (Occurs in Spring)
COMMUNION MILESTONE– 3rd grade– This will be a formal class, outside of Sunday School, to learn and understand the importance of Holy Communion. This class in taught by the Pastor and Children’s Director. Once the students have completed this class they will, alongside their families, be the first to receive communion during a church service. (Communion Class will be on the Saturday prior to the Maundy Thursday Evening Service)
10 COMMANDENTS– During 4th – 6th Grade Sunday School– The 10 Commandments will be taught during Sunday School. The students’ achievements will be celebrated at their next Sunday School Class. (Occurs in the Spring of every 3rd year: 2022-2023; 2025-2026; 2028-2029, etc)
BIBLE MILESTONE– 5th grade– Students will attend a class, outside of Sunday School, to learn about their Bibles. The following Sunday Service is when the will formally receive their new Bibles to be used in Confirmation. (Occurs in Spring)
MOVING UP MILESTONE– 6th grade– The 6th graders will receive a journal to celebrate them graduating from the children ministry into the youth ministry. (Occurs in May on the last day of the Sunday School program year)
CONFIRMATION MILESTONE–7th & 8th grade– The middle school students will meet with Pastor, the youth director, and church volunteers as they make a personal commit to their faiths as young people. (Classes during the program year)
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP MILESTONE– Incoming 9th grade– Once students have completed 8th grade, the youth group will have a special event that welcomes them into the high school youth group. (Occurs in June once school is out for summer break)
SERVICE MILESTONE or ELCA YOUTH GATHERING– High School– Students who have completed 9th grade through 12th grade will be invited to go on a Mission Trip to learn about service and providing for others like Jesus. Or to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering where they will dive deeper into their faith. (Occurs in Summer)
GRADUATION MILESTONE– 12th grade– During a church service we will celebrate the seniors who are graduating from high school and send them on to their adventures with a blessing. (Occurs in May, Sunday before their graduation)
If your child or teen has missed any of the milestones or is new to our church, please contact us. We would love for them to participate in all milestones! All are welcome!