Milestone Ministry

Milestone Ministry – special occasions to help families grow in faith.


kannel_baptism_12-22-13Baptism: 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.


Bibles: 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 2019: Jackson Eberly, Brody Pakarinen, Hunter Van Horn, Aza Olander, Brody Chamberlin. Not pictured: Cody Reinhart, Lyric Aulie and Isaiah Erickson


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 2018 Front: Ember Popkes and Corbin Kinzer Back: Ava Johnson and Braylee Platt-English


Confirmation: 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 2018: Lily Peterson, Jocelyn Glomski, Dakotah Lankki

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 2018: Front: Cade Negaard, Paula Pedro Riba, Holly Seely, Anabel Duerr, Casidy Duerr, Nathan Finnert. Back: Cody Negaard, Kaeli Salzweidel, Austin Johnson, Mattie Kovatovich, Hailey Antilla, Hannah Bliss. Not Pictured: Hannah Larson