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.
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. Contact one of the pastors directly, or email the church at email@example.com.
Anniversary of Baptism
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.
I Love My Church
Two-year-olds are masters of “me” and “mine” – so this is a perfect time for them to take some ownership in their church. Families are invited to come for this special event where they tour the church, learn more about things like baptismal fonts, Bibles, Sunday School rooms, and pastors. Pictures are taken and a special book is created to read at home, reminding your child of this special place where they hear God’s promises.
Blessing of the Backpacks
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!
We will spend a fun morning learning about and interacting with this special meal we share together every Sunday! 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. Not sure if your child is ready? Email us! or check out this resource from the ELCA.
Kindergarten & 3rd Grade Bibles
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 they will then participate in a special “Bible Discovery Workshop” where families will explore and dig into this wonderful library from God.
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.
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.