7th & 8th Grade Catechism class includes ...

-  An introduction to basic Christian teaching, especially through Martin Luther's Small Catechism

-  Learning more about Christian teaching, worship and the Sacraments

-  Service opportunities (each student is expected to complete several hours of service projects in both 7th & 8th grade)

-  Fun & fellowship experiences, in conjunction with Ignite Youth Group

Catechism Class is an important stepping stone in a young Christian's growth in the Lord. The two years spent in weekly Catechism Class provide a deeper understanding of the Bible and how it applies to our lives. Class meets on Wednesday evenings in the Fellowship Hall from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Toward the end of 8th grade Catechism, the 8th graders receive their first Communion (traditionally in the Maundy Thursday service). Confirmation Sunday will take place on April 30, 2023.

A note on the picture above: each year, the 8th grade Catechism class plants a tree around St. Matthew's property. This apple tree was planted by our catechism students several years ago.