MILESTONE MINISTRIES

The following faith milestones are those special moments most celebrated by our church.  These milestones connect families to each other and to the church while helping to provide meaning in our life’s journey.  For more information on any of the following milestones please contact the church office at 952-448-3230 or Pastor Laura at pastorlaura@crownofglory.org
BAPTISM MILESTONE

Baptism is a daily reminder of God’s promise of love for us!  In this milestone we celebrate all those who have been baptized in the past two years.  The baptismal milestone is scheduled for the weekend of the Baptism of Our Lord; which usually occurs on the first weekend in January.  Families of those baptized are invited forward during the worship service and a milestone token is presented to each family.

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS

To kick off the school year and our children’s education ministries all children are invited to bring their backpacks to worship for a special blessing!  A new backpack pin/token is given to each child as they prepare for a new year of learning and growing in God’s love!  This milestone is usually scheduled for the second weekend in September!

4TH GRADE BIBLES

All 4th grade students receive a bible for their educational studies in Connect and for their personal growth!  This is a special time for students and families as each bible is presented in worship!  This milestone is usually celebrated on Rally Sunday, the second weekend of September. If your son or daughter missed out on this milestone in the past and would like to receive a new bible, please contact the church office!

FIRST COMMUNION

This one-day instruction class is for parents and children of all ages and is offered twice a year: once in the Fall and once in the Spring. While all baptized persons are eligible for Communion, Crown of Glory provides annual events to welcome newcomers to this holy meal. Each year, our Fall First Communion worship services are held towards the end of November (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2019) and our Spring First Communion worship service is held on Maundy Thursday of Holy Week (April 9, 2020). For more information regarding First Communion instruction, please contact Pastor Laura at pastorlaura@crownofglory.org.

3RD GRADE COMPLETION OF SUNDAY SCHOOL

In the spring of every year we recognize our 3rd grade students as they complete their Sunday school experience and look forward to joining the Connect (4th & 5th) grade ministry in the fall.  All 3rd grade students are recognized during the worship service for their participation in Sunday school.

5TH GRADE COMPLETION OF CONNECT

In the spring of every year we also recognize our 5th grade students as they complete their Connect experience and look forward to joining the Confirmation ministry in the fall.  All 5th grade students are recognized during the worship service for their participation in Connect.

9TH GRADE AFFIRMATION OF BAPTISM

All 6-8th grade students are invited to participate in our Confirmation ministry at Crown of Glory.  Students spend 3 years in Confirmation learning about various aspects of our faith.  In their 9th grade year, a service of Affirmation of Baptism is held on Reformation weekend, the last Sunday in October, for those who have completed their Confirmation requirements.  The Affirmation of Baptism service is held on Sunday afternoon starting at 2pm.  Once students are confirmed, they become voting members of our congregation.  Please contact Pastor Laura at pastorlaura@crownofglory.org for more information about our Confirmation ministry.

GRADUATION 

At the close of each education program year we celebrate with our graduates!  All graduates are recognized during the worship service on a date to be determined in May as they prepare for new experiences in life!