St. Matthew Lutheran


Church & School

Hawthorn Woods, Illinois







Adult Confirmation

Adult Confirmation is offered to those who have not gone through a confirmation class and wish to become members of the Lutheran Church. The Pastoral Staff will teach you what we believe about how we are saved by Grace through Faith, you will learn about the Sacrements and what the Holy Sacraments are, the beliefs of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and about St. Mattew Lutheran Church and School.  If you are interested in participating in one of the Adult Confirmation classes, please contact the church office.

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP CLASS  -  Is offered on Wednesday evenings beginning September 7 thru October 26, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., in Luther Hall (the area below the Historic Chapel). This is an informational class for those desiring to study the teachings of the Lutheran Church.  The study is designed for those seeking  membership in our congregation, and is strongly encouraged as  a review for all current members


Youth Confirmation


The Youth Confirmation Ministry of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hawthorn Woods is currently on a four-year schedule which normally will include 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.


The Pre-Confirmation course is expected of all students in grade 5 who attend schools other than the Christian School of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. 


The three years of Confirmation instruction include Year 1 (grade 6); Year 2 (grade 7); and Year 3 (grade 8).


The course work for both the Pre-Confirmation year and the three years of Confirmation is offered for 10 weeks in the Fall of the year (end of August to the weekend prior to Thanksgiving) and 10 weeks in the Spring (January to Spring Break).


The purpose of the instruction is to help baptized Christians identify with the ministry and mission of the church. It is also a way for Christians to learn more about their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to develop a more personal relationship with Him that is intended to last a lifetime. The Youth Confirmation Ministry should be viewed as a stepping stone between the introduction of one's faith, which begins for many at their baptism, and a lifetime of growing in that faith.


Contact Pastor Kinne or Pastor Blonski or call the church office (847-438-7709) for information and enrollment.


The schedules and information for 2016-2017 Pre-Confirmation,Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 Confirmation students will be posted in August. 

Acolyte Schedule

Pre-Confirmation Home

Year 1 Confirmation Home
Year 2 Confirmation Home
Year 3 Confirmation Home