Mount Olive has a conventional confirmation program. 7th and 8th grade students are invited to meet every other Wednesday night to explore what it means to be baptized as a Lutheran in the ELCA using the small catechism. Additionally, we meet once a month for a retreat at the church on a Sunday from 1-4pm. Along with fellowship, service and putting words to their faith, students will be prepared for being confirmed the fall of their 9th grade year. Please contact our Pastor of Children, Youth and Family, Luke Hollander (luke (at) molive.org) for more information.
The best way to learn about the Sacraments is to participate in them. We call this mystagogy: teaching through participation in the mystery of God’s presence in, with, and under the Word, the Water, the Bread and the Wine. We have ongoing opportunities for you to learn about what it means to be invited into Baptism and Communion.
Preparation for baptism begins with a conversation with a pastor. Please contact the Church Office at 507.288.1580 to schedule a thirty minute meeting with one of the pastors to learn, share, and prepare for this important congregational event.
People of all ages (yes, even small children!) are welcome to join the whole church at the Communion table. An intergenerational session called Welcome to Communion: An Introduction to the Sacrament is available twice a year for those who want to learn more about the sacrament. All ages are welcome.