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Confirmation then and now

Minnesota congregation now posts students' lessons on the Web

Photo courtesy Archives of the ELCA

In 1980, Carl and Beverly Allert confirmed these youth at Fridem Lutheran Church, Lengby, Minn.

Fridem or "friendly home" (pronounced 'Freed-hem') was first organized by Swedish families in 1911.

Today the congregation is still confirming youth, but now posts confirmands' class schedule and lessons on its website. 


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