First Communion

The first step… congratulations, you have just taken it by looking into this phase!

Next, you will want to register your child by completing the form at the bottom of this page.

Then, Kellee Petik (Family Ministry Director) will get in contact with you. At this point arrangements will be made to discuss the workbook (A Place For You… My Holy Communion Book) that will be completed by your child with your assistance.

Once the workbook is finished we will plan to have an adult representative of Central join a meal with your child and family. (This can happen with a few different options and will be discussed when you follow up with Kellee). This is so important in building deeper relationships and really celebrating this sacrament. At this time we will review the workbook and ask a handful of questions to the child that relate to the workbook and first communion. If everyone is in agreement that your child understands this sacrament, we will then paint their first communion glass. This is a great keepsake to bring out and use each year on their first communion anniversary. You will be given a Homegrown Faith outline which includes some great Family Devotions to discuss and affirm each gift given in Holy Communion.

Here is where we discuss and plan to celebrate their First Communion! You get to choose which service that you would like to attend (either Wed or Sun) where your child will be called up first during communion and celebrated for this milestone in their faith journey. (This is also a wonderful time to get their baptismal sponsors involved too!) We would love to share a photo of your child during this time so be sure to pick a good one and send it our way!

Lastly your child will now be able to join in communion when attending church. Congratulations on this milestone in their faith journey, a phase in this ministry.

2020 First Communion kids are invited to celebrate their first communion in church on Maundy Thursday which is April 1st at 6:30 pm. You will need to contact Kellee to get their name on the acknowledgment list for this evening.
Once you have submitted this registration form, Kellee will be in contact with you within a two week time frame.