Middle School Ministry & Confirmation

Welcome to MSM 2021-2022!

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Important Links

Summer Camps & Opportunities
Monthly CYF Newsletter
Vision 1-Pager
Google Cal: Children, Youth & Family (subscribe to it!)
2021-2022 MSM & Confirmation Calendar
Congregational Check-Up Survey

Click here for the weather and building closure policy.

Stepping Into The Future Together

Month-at-a-Glance

  • 5/15 (Sunday) – Learning Luncheon (hope and dream together, offer feedback)- register here
  • 6/2 (Thursday) – First Thursday at Big Dipper North Oaks, 2:30-4:30pm [a shift from our regular schedule at Caribou]
  • 6/9 (Thursday) – School’s Thru Drive Thru, 7:00-9:00am (donuts/juice/coffee) & 2:30-4:30pm (Culver’s Custard w/ toppings), in front of Door 6 and near the Hodgson sidewalk–volunteers welcome!
  • 6/20-23 – “Monumental” Vacation Bible School (VBS)

*Parents may choose to join their student in core class in Incarnation Hall, but are not expected to stay. After January 12, we will re-evaluate and communicate expectations for the next core class starting on February 2. Thanks for your patience, attentiveness and flexibility.

Next Confirmation Core Class Begins March 23 (Hard Issues / Big Questions)

More info coming soon…

Here’s the 2021/22 MSM & Confirmation Calendar AND the CYF Google Calendar

Events may to change quickly, given the covid pandemic. We remain committed to your health and safety.

Wednesday Worship (typically… )

  • 5:55pm — doors open, let it begin!
  • 6:00 – 6:30pm — energetic and engaging cross-generational worship w/ a parent or another caring adult*
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm — core class learning in Incarnation Hall w/ a parent (6-8th, 9th grade incl.**)
  • Done and on your way home by 7:35p

Take a few minutes to fill out our Wednesday night worship feedback form

*We feel called to step into a model of ministry which lives into the reality that the family is the primary way we come to understand God and find our place within the community of faith. That being said, outside of the 2 core class family expectation, teens do not always need to be accompanied by a family member/caring adult in order to be with us during this time.

**There are two aspects of the combined Confirmation/MSM/HSM program(s):  expectations of participation in core classes for confirmation, or the youth room fellowship/faith-building time. If 9th graders choose to stay in Incarnation Hall after worship for core class learning (we call them “core class 9th graders”), they are expected to do so with an adult. If they choose to go to the Youth Room (we called them “youth room 9th graders”), there is no expectation to be accompanied by an adult.

You may find our Vision 1-Pager helpful in wrapping your head around what’s going on.

More context around the “why” inspiring this adjustment

Here’s a list of FAQ

CANCELED ELCA Youth Gathering in 2022

Because the 2022 Gathering has been sadly canceled, we are offering a high school summer camp wilderness experience with Green Lake up North at their Two Harbors “Camp House” location. Join Mike Sell, our formation leader for high school (who has experience as a canoe-guide) and others June 26-30. Details here.

Middle School Meets

MSM 6 – 8 fellowship events are for all youth in grades 6-8. These events provide opportunities for youth to gather together, meet new people, engage with youth and adult leaders. Share your community with your friends. Scholarships are available for events with a cost. Right now, there aren’t any off-site events scheduled. Please contact Adam Boldenow for more information.

Next Funtivity

Sunday, May 22 (time & activity tbd…)

First Thursday

June 2 — 2:30 – 4:30 pm Stop by the Big Dipper North Oaks for a FREE ice cream cone or cup! Open to all students, 6-12 grd.

Registration

Please click on your current grade level to register for the 2021 – 2022 program year. Please register by September 29.

6th grade will meet on Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30pm in Incarnation Hall

Register here

7th grade will meet on Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30pm in Incarnation Hall

Register here

8th grade will meet on Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:30pm in Incarnation Hall

Register here

9th grade will meet on Wed, 6:00 – 6:30pm in Incarnation Hall, then have some options as to where they go next

Register here

 

Registration Information
All registrations are done through Realm, our Church Management Database. Follow the steps below to register for MSM.

Setting up your account: Everyone who is already a part of Incarnation has a unique profile that contains your information. If you have already activated your account, please skip to the instructions about accessing your account. If you are a guest of Incarnation, you will follow the link to create and activate your account. To activate or create your account go to: www.onrealm.org/IncarnationLuth/Register

Accessing your account: After you have completed the set-up process above, you are now able to access Realm by going to www.onrealm.org/IncarnationLuth.

In-person Fellowship and Service Opportunities

Covid is changing so much of how we gather. During the year we will do our best to have in-person fellowship and service opportunities as we’re able, depending on what stage of the pandemic we’re in together. These events will be communicated on this webpage, on social media (linked at the top of the page), at weekly meetings and by email. Please note, these opportunities will require registration prior to the event in order to safely meet within the CDC guidelines.

Click HERE for a list of current service opportunities (link coming soon…)

Service & Learning Opportunities for Volunteer Leaders

Nothing to say, for now. We’ll let you now when something comes up…