Confirmation

Useful Links for Confirmation 2017-2018

  1. Worship & Sermon Summary
  2. Make-Up Work
  3. Journals

 

What is Confirmation? From The Book of Order:

The church nurtures those baptized as children and calls them to make public their personal profession of faith and their acceptance of responsibility in the life of the church. When these persons are ready, they shall be examined by the session. After the session has received them as active members they shall be presented to the congregation during a service of public worship. In that service the church shall confirm them in their baptismal identity. They shall reaffirm the vows taken at Baptism by

a. professing their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior,
b. renouncing evil and affirming their reliance on God’s grace,
c. declaring their intention to participate actively and responsibly in the worship and mission of the church.

They are commissioned for full participation in the mission and governance of the church, and are welcomed by the congregation.

 

Important Dates

Nov. 5 Opening Ceremony
Nov. 10-12 Fall Retreat (Sessions 1 & 2)
Nov. 19 Session 3
Dec. 3 Session 4
Dec. 10 Session 5
Jan. 7 Session 6
Jan. 14 Session 7
Jan. 28 Session 8
Feb. 25 Session 9
Mar. 4 Session 10
Mar. 11 Session 11
Mar. 18 Session 12
Mar. 25 Session 13
Apr. 8 Session 14
Apr. 15 Session 15
Apr. 22 Faith Statements Due
May 6 Confirmands meet with session
May 13 Confirmands presented in worship

Attendance Policy Any missed Confirmation sessions will need to be made up by completing a make-up session at home that will parents and youth will complete together. If you anticipate missing 3 or more sessions, please speak with Matt or John Ryan to discuss options.