Children and Youth Milestones
for Blessing the Seasons of the Christian Life
One Year Olds - Blessing of Baptismal Anniversary Sunday, January 7
Celebrating and equipping families to celebrate their child’s baptismal anniversary at home each year.
Two Year Olds - Blessing and Welcoming Young People to Worship
Three Year Olds - Blessing for Entry into Sunday School Sunday, September 10
Welcoming our young ones into Sunday School and introducing them to the Worship & Wonder space.
Kindergartners - Blessing of Backpacks Sunday, August 6
Blessing our children's transition into elementary school and equipping parents to bless the beginning of each new school year.
3rd Grade - Blessing of New Bibles Sunday, May 6
Honoring the transition from Worship & Wonder to 4th grade Sunday School, 3rd grade students are gifted their own Bible to use each week starting the following September.
4th Grade - Blessing of First Communion Thursday, March 29
Honoring and celebrating the sacrament of First Communion.
7th grade - Blessing for Entry into Confirmation At-Home Visits August
8th grade - Blessing for Confirmation Banquet May
Celebrating the accomplishments of two years in the Confirmation program and blessing the next stage of Christian life.
9th grade - Blessing upon Receiving a Learner’s Permit Sunday, October 22
12th Grade - Blessing upon Graduation Party Summer
Celebrating the accomplishment of completing high school and equipping parents with an at-home blessing to be done when the child leaves home.
Dates above are for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information on Milestone Blessings, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.