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.
|February 19||“I believe in God the Father Almighty”||Make-Up Session|
|February 26||Statements of Faith & Apostle’s Creed background|
|March 5||“Creator of Heaven & Earth”|
|March 12||“And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary”|
|March 19||“Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead”|
|March 26||“I believe in the Holy Ghost”|
|April 2||“The holy catholic Church; the communion of saints”|
|April 9||“The forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting”|
|April 23||Youth Sunday Preparation|
|May 7||Confirmands meet with Session|
|May 14||Confirmands presented in worship|