Education

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HOPE'S CLASSROOM

This group meets during the Sunday education hour starting at 9:30 AM.  This adult forum meets to discuss varied topics in different formats.  Some of our programs are single sessions consisting of discussion of timely topics, others take place over several Sunday mornings.  Hope’s Classroom is intended to provide adults with an opportunity to grow in their faith by learning more about this complex world we live in as it relates to our Lutheran tradition.

Sunday school

Sunday School happens most every Sunday during the education hour starting at 10:30 AM. Students ages Kindergarten through 8th grade are taught by our staff of volunteer teachers where they learn about bible stories and do activities related to the lessons from church. Our goal is to educate our students to prepare them for confirmation class and to be ready to worship with us after. Our Sunday School is led by Joy Cretella.

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CONFIRMATION CLASS

Confirmation is a lifelong process that begins with baptism. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church aims to help seventh and eighth graders understand the implications of their baptism and the difference it will make in their lives as they live it out. The confirmation program is completed after a student finishes the two years of coursework and participates in an overnight retreat at the beginning of their ninth grade year. The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism, where the confirmand accepts the promises made for them at their baptism traditionally takes place on the fourth Sunday of September each year.

YOUTH GROUP

After bring confirmed, students are able to become members of our vibrant youth group. This group of high schoolers meets Sunday nights at the church and holds various events and fundraisers through the church year. They also regularly attend the ELCA Youth Gatherings that happen every three years in cities around the U.S. where they worship and take part in service projects with tens of thousands of other youths across the country. Our Youth Group is led by Kevin Currie and Michael Miller and has their own Facebook group