Children’s lives are marked with many “first’s” as they grow physically and emotionally. These events become milestone celebrations of growth – a first tooth, first steps, first words on to the first day of school. At Gloria Dei, we also celebrate children growing in faith. At different steps or stages – we take time out to mark and give thanks for this growth. These are also opportunities to help parents to begin preparing to lead their children through the next stages of faith development.
At each milestone – baptismal promises are remembered and celebrated. Often, there are opportunities for special classes and blessing during the worship service.
Faith Milestones include:
Blessing of the Backpacks – Start of a New School Year
First Bibles – Students receive Sunday School Bible in 3rd Grade
First Communion – Preparation and Celebration for 2nd Grade Students
Beginning Confirmation – Blessing for students and families entering confirmation ministry
Affirmation of Baptism – Confirmation Ministry and Service
Graduation and Sending for college, work or military