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Milestone Ministries

Every moment in life is an opportunity to claim God's redeeming and renewing work in the world and in our lives.  To recognize people in all situations, to bless them, to be a physical sign, a gift to them, to weave our stories with God's story is the vocation of every Christian. Milestone Ministries provides a way for congregations, households and individuals to particpate in a way of life that marks special moments as "God moments", and honors them as part of the journey of faith. 

Bay View Lutheran Church Milestone Ministry Brochure





"Walking Wet" Milestone Ministry Event January 13, 2013



                                             communion       First Holy Communion

First Communion is a renewing and refreshing milestone in the life of a Christian individual.  It is a central part of our worship and faith life.  Through Communion we are strengthened for service by God’s abiding love, receive God’s forgiveness and share in the abundance of living in a family of faith.  We welcome all people to the Lord’s Table.


Children and their parents attend a 2 week First Communion class.  During this class children receive instruction about communion and prepare to receive the Sacrament.  This class is geared toward 2nd graders, however when to commune is a parent’s choice, Children of all ages are welcome at the Lord's Table.

Classes will be held on Sunday, March 26th and Sunday, April 2 during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15).

Students will receive their first Holy Communion along with a blessing and recognition on Palm Sunday, April 9th at the 10:30 service.  There will be a reception following, all are welcome!

Register today for this years First Holy Communion Preparation Class for parents and youth.

First Communion Registration



Affirmation of Baptism

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."       

Matthew 28:19

Confirmation is a central part of our heritage of faith formation. Bay View youth participate in a 3 year program which provides an engaging, stimulating and faith forming education for students beginning in 6th grade. The goal of confirmation education is to not only provide instruction in our Lutheran faith, but to also provide students with opportunities for service to others and prepare them to become members who participate fully in the life of our Christian community, it’s worship and ministries.

Affirmation of Baptism is the rite we observe at the completion of confirmation instruction. It is the opportunity for youth to profess their personal faith, and is the marking of early adulthood in the church. While this rite completes their formal instruction it is not an end but a beginning to a new part of their faith journey.

The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism will be celebrated on Sunday, May 7th at the 10:30 service.







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