First Communion

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What is Holy Communion?

Holy Communion is a meal shared by Christians in a worship setting. Holy Communion is Christ himself, coming to us through bread and wine. Holy Communion is God’s gift of grace and forgiveness.

Instruction for Holy Communion is available at Good Shepherd for kids in Grades K-5. Parents can choose the appropriate age for their children to receive instruction. Children should complete First Communion by the end of Grade 5, so that they’ll be able to participate in Holy Communion during our confirmation program* in Grades 6-8.

2018 Information
Registration for First Communion instruction will be available January 5, 2018 – February 11, 2018. Click this link to register.
We offer two family-friendly approaches that allow parents and siblings of differing ages to learn together:

  • Fed and Forgiven Class, Sunday February 18, 2018, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, Madison Campus, Lunch will be provided
  • Family-Led Learning, Materials for a home-based instruction will be available January 21, 2018 and must be returned by February 25, 2018.

Families are also invited to join us for an optional Communion Bread Baking on Sunday February 25th at 10:00 AM at the Madison campus and 10:30 AM at the Verona campus. Parents are welcome to attend.

Children may receive their first communion during all worship services at both campuses in March.

  • Verona Campus: March 4th & March 18th
  • Madison Campus: March 11th, March 25th & March 29th (Maundy Thursday)