2020 Confirmation Celebrations By Liz Ridpath Posted November 19, 2020 In Featured, News, Up 2020 Confirmation Celebrations2020-11-192020-11-20https://popmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/pop-logo_horizontal_color-e1473696608865.pngPrince of Peace Lutheran Churchhttps://popmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/confirmation-2020.jpg200px200px 0 The Spring 2020 session of Confirmation at Prince of Peace started like any other: in-person and on-track for a church-wide celebration in May. Then Covid-19 rolled into town causing plans to change. In the span of a week we moved to the popular video conferencing platform, Zoom, to complete the planned content. Then we started playing a now familiar waiting game where we tried to anticipate when things would “go back to normal” so we could celebrate this important moment in the lives of our young people. Fast forward to the Fall of 2020. Each year brings a new group of ninth grade Confirmation students and this year was no different. Whereas the spring students had to make the tough transition from in-person to Zoom, this group enjoyed a seamless online experience from beginning to end. The technology also enabled us to split the group into smaller sections which led to cohesive small groups and deep conversations about how God is working in our stories. As we neared the end of this journey, the question of how to celebrate appeared again. Do we wait? Do we do a social distance version? Oh, and what about the kids from last spring? The decision was clear. The only celebration that we could plan and see through regardless of the circumstances was online. So, after a couple of refresh sessions and connecting with the parents, we split the group into five celebrations on Zoom and trusted the Holy Spirit with the rest. The families turned their living rooms and kitchens into sanctuaries. Extended families were able to use the Zoom link to beam-in from all over the country, and the students shared about their journey with God. I can confirm that it was good. So, would you please join me in celebrating our newest Confirmands: Adam Christopher Asleson Thomas James Boisjolie Sydney Louisa Brinkman Audrey Elizabeth Brokaw Chase L. Camilli Henry James Caswell Leo Robert Chamberlain Max Richard Chamberlain Kate E. Clark Lilian Rebecca Courteau Brianna Kayecker Nicholas John Randall Discher Mason Matthew Eller Aimee Irene Erickson Ella Nicole Erickson Kendrick Jon Erickson Caleb Maurice Ertel Erin Grace Fretheim Charlotte Amber Gram Jack Churchill Grigsby Isabella Yasmine Grund-Freeland William Peter Heger Kathryn Kristine Hoevet Elliot John Jensen Miles Benjamin Jensen Kelsey Nichole Jones Naia Willow Kaufman Lillian Kay Keefe Matthew James Kennedy April Joan Krolak Nicholas Richard Kunkel Joshua Allen Larson Nicholas William Lebeau Noah Matthew Leipnitz Dane Theodore Lewis Julia Rose Loth William Steven Moen Alex Lyle Needham Alexander Christopher Niemi Michael William Niemi Nikolas John Niemi Joe Nathaniel O’Brien Gavin Everett Oehlerts Allison Emily Petter Justin Mark Rehborg Ella Morgan Sampson Tessa Lynn Sauder Maisy Rose Scheuneman Bryn Mical Schlauderaff Ava Jollie Torgerson Joshua Karl Trussell Matthew Cote Trussell Timothy James Trussell Linnea Nicole Tureson Gianna Katherine Volpano Brooke Ranae Wisdom Congratulations! Peace, Jason Kramme Pastor of Spiritual Formation Liz Ridpath Recent PostsCampus Closure Announcement for Worship & Student MinistryLectio Divina for AdventThanksgivingAdvent at Home Leave a Comment Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.