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Julie Hestermann Julie Hestermann, Director of Faith Formation
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402-423-4769 ext. 118

*Please contact Beth Jessen by the Thursday prior to the event date if you need child care

We celebrate faith milestones in each child’s life beginning with Baptism and going through High School graduation. These Faith Stepping Stones provide a way for Sheridan to partner with parents, step-parents and grandparents in bringing children up in the Christian faith.

All workshops through grade 5 are for parents and children together, include a keepsake craft as well as interactive Prayer Stations related to the topic for parents and children to do together. There is also a child blessing during worship the weekend of the class. If your child missed a workshop in a previous year, they are welcome to participate during this year.

Bible Memory Work

To make the connection at home, each elementary student involved in Sunday School is given the opportunity for some memory work that coordinates with that year’s Faith Stepping Stone.

As Deuteronomy 6:1-9 says, “Never forget these commands that I am giving you today. Teach them to your children. Repeat them when you are at home and when you are away, when you are resting and when you are working…Write them on the doorpost of your houses and on your gates.”

Each family involved in the Faith Stepping Stones classes is encouraged to memorize selected portions of Scripture, the Catechism as well as the Books of the Bible. Studies prove that the earlier children begin to memorize, the longer these truths and facts will stay with them.

Download the Bible Memory Work

First Communion Class for 3rd Grade & Younger


The Journey Begins: Blessing & Open House
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019
Includes a blessing and presentation of a Storybook Bible during the 9:45am worship followed by an open house. This is for little ones beginning in either Sunday or Wednesday Children's Ministry.

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Seasons of the Church Year
Sat., March 28 at 9:30am OR
Sun., March 29; 8:00am
Keepsake: I'm a Lutheran coloring book
Blessing during worship the same weekend

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1st Grade

The Lord's Prayer
Sat., Feb. 15 at 9:30am OR
Sun., Feb. 16; 8:00am
Keepsake: Lord's Prayer Pillowcase
Blessing during worship the same weekend.

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2nd Grade

The Ten Commandments
Sat., Feb. 22 at 9:30am OR
Feb. 23 at 8:00am
Keepsake: Mezuzah
Blessing during worship the same weekend.

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3rd Grade

What's in our Bibles
Sat., Oct. 5, 2019 OR
Sun., Sept. 29 & Oct. 6, 2019; 9:30-11am
Keepsake: Bible & Canvas Bible Bag
Bible presentation & blessing during the 11am worship on October 6.

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4th Grade

Baptized for Life
Sat., March 7 at 9:30am OR
Sun., March 8 at 9:30am
Keepsake: Baptismal Banner
Blessing during worship the same weekend.

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5th Grade

Preparing for Holy Communion
Sat., April 4, 2020 at 9:30am OR
Mon., April 6, 2020 at 4pm

Keepsake: Painted candle votive cups
We also strongly encourage 5th graders to attend the Seder Meal on Thurs., April 9, 2020.

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8th Grade

Affirmation of Baptism
Sun., April 26, 2020; 3pm
Students are confirmed in the spring of their 8th grade year following confirmation instruction in grades 6-8.

Learn about Sheridan's Confirmation Ministry

12th Grade

Graduation from High School Celebration
Sun., June 7, 2020