Milestone Ministry – Special Occasions to Help Families Grow in Faith.

Baptism: is God’s welcome into the family of God, celebrating God’s grace being showered upon this new child of God. The child & their family are presented with a Faith Chest, crafted by craftspeople and filled with age-appropriate gifts, such as a baptismal candle.

Third grade students are presented with a Bible to guide them in their spiritual journey following instruction that includes a family member. Parents and/or grandparents are given the opportunity to highlight their favorite verses for their student’s Bible.

Bibles 2020: Pictured: Maycee DeCent, James Souhrada, Lily Thompson, Katie Freese,  and Ellyott Hoyt. Not pictured are Bella Oren, Braylon Kannel, Isabel McWilliams, and Molly Vanhorn.



First Communion:
Welcome to the Lord’s Table! Fifth grade students, following instruction with a “family” member, receive the celebration of their 1st Communion. This special event is celebrated during Holy Week.

First Communion 2019:  Pictured are L to R Front: Elsie Souhrada, Isabelle Thompson, Lydia Nelson. Back: Elijah VanderArk, Isaiah Aulie, Brody Kovatovich, Carson Freese, Tucker Pederson


Following a three-year program of experiential learning beginning in the seventh grade, young people are invited to affirm their baptism and are welcomed into fuller participation in the church and world as children of God.

Confirmation 2019: Ben Gujer, Easton Maucieri, Pastor Paul Mattson, Hayden McGowan, Miranda Sicora.


Blessing of Graduates: For those graduating from high school. Parents and students bless one another and the parent(s) present their student with a quilt with their school colors.


ILC Graduating Class of 2019: Pictured: Sommer Popkes, Shyanne Lubovich, Gabriel Gibson, Tyler Peterson and Abigail Arneson. Not pictured: Autumn Anderson,  Ella Dwyer and Mallory Holmvig.