What is a Milestone?

A faith milestone is a marker along life’s journey that says, “this is something important and God is here, too.” Marking a milestone is a biblically-based spiritual practice that help all generations recognize God’s presence throughout our lives.

Baptism
Ongoing, as scheduled with the pastors.

​Trinity welcomes infants, children and adults into a new relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Baptism. Because this Sacramental event is the initiation rite into the Church’s fellowship, we encourage families to have it performed at a worship service of the Congregation. Complete this simple form to request a baptism. 

Anniversary of Baptism
Januarys

​As we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord in January each year, all those baptized in the previous year, along with their families, are invited to celebrate the anniversary of their Baptism Milestone.

Kindergarten & 3rd Grade Bibles
Sunday, February 4, 2024

One of the promises a parent makes at their child’s Baptism is to “place in their hands the Holy Scripture.” When children are in kindergarten and 3rd grade, we invite them and their parents to a presentation of age appropriate bibles during the education hour. Together with their parents children will participate in a special “Bible Discovery Workshop” where they can explore and dig into this wonderful library from God. Click here to register.

First Communion
Sunday, March 10 & 17, 2024

Our First Communion Class will be held on Sunday, March 10, at 10 am. We will spend a fun morning learning about and interacting with this special meal we share together every Sunday! Then, on Sunday, March 17, children will receive their first communion at the worship service of their choice. This milestone is targeted for students in kindergarten and above. Younger children are welcome to attend with a parent. PLEASE NOTE: Children who have already begun to receive communion but have not had instruction are also welcome to attend. Click here for more information and to register. Not sure if your child is ready? Email us! or check out this resource from the ELCA.

Graduation Milestone
June 2, 2024

This Milestone gives parents the opportunity to bless their sons and daughters who will soon be stepping into a new stage of life and may be leaving home. Trinity wants to journey with you, and ask for God’s blessing as you walk this important path together with your family. Click here to share your child’s information so that we can recognize them during this milestone celebration.

Blessing of the Backpacks
August

Wear your backpack to the Children’s Message at any of the worship services and receive a special blessing as the new school year begins!

Affirmation of Baptism
Begins each Fall

​Fulfilling the vows made for them at baptism, young people in Grade 8 (and above) gather each week, with teachers and small group discussion leaders, to learn about the sacraments, scripture, and how faith plays an important part of our everyday lives and in our journey of discipleship.