Confirmation is the process of preparing for membership in our Church as an adult, as well as the completion of a process begun for many when they were baptized. As part of that promise made by their parents, children attend Sunday School and learn about God’s presence. Confirmation gives young adults the opportunity to accept those promises for themselves. We open Confirmation to those in 9th grade and older, to learn about the Church of which they are a part of and to talk about the ideas and realities that will affect their whole life. Classes start in September and Confirmands will be able to pick a mentor of their choice.
If you have any questions pertaining to Confirmation, please contact:
The 2017 Confirmation Class will meet on the following Sundays at 11:30 am:
September 25 ~ Parent, Mentor & Confirmand Orientation
October 9 ~ Commission of Confirmands @ 10 am & Hike in Winthrop, 11:30 a.m.
October - 23
November - 6 & 20
December - 4 & 18
January - 15 & 29
February - 5 & 19
March - 5 & 19
April - 2 & 23
May - 7 & 21
September 25 ~ Parent, Mentor & Confirmand Orientation @ 11:30 am
October 9 ~ Commissioning of Confirmands @ 10 am service
April 29 ~ Tour of Churches (tentative)
May 7 ~ Making of your Stoles
May 21 ~ Confirmand/Mentor Luncheon & Faith Statement/Project Due, Brief Rehearsal
Confirmation Sunday is June 4th during the 10 am service.
Preparing Your Faith Statement
Every Confirmand is asked to prepare a Faith Statement as a culmination of their Confirmation experience. A Faith Statement is an expression of what faith means to you. This can be in the form of a poem, letter, painting, nature shadow box, family collage, song or dance. Past ideas have included meaningful Bible verses on a soccer ball, a creation of a dessert, a skating routine, photography and composing of lyrics.
We ask that you take time to plan and work on your Faith Statement so it is meaningful to you. Think of your hobbies or interests to get a starting point. Putting something together on the way to church on the morning it is due, will not give you the opportunity to work with your mentor on preparing this all important presentation.
You will have the opportunity to present your Faith Statement at the Confirmation luncheon and they will be on display for Confirmation Sunday.