Confirmation

Confirmation is designed to help young people learn more about the Christian faith tradition, and then, if they feel led to, affirm it as their own. We have traditionally done Confirmation with youth in 9th-12th grades, but we're making a switch this year. Why? Well, there's good precedent for doing it with youth at a younger age - our Catholic and Jewish faith-cousins do similar programs at 12 and 13 - and my experience has been that youth in grades 6th-8th are already asking some pretty big questions about God, faith, and life. Not to mention, their schedules have more flexibility than older youth. As we don't have any 9th graders this year, it seemed like the right time to make the switch. 

 
*Note: If there are older students who would like to go through confirmation, they have the option of joining this class, or an adults new members class. A note about baptism: Traditionally, baptism is the ritual by which Christians publicly affirm their faith, either as a child or an adult, and Confirmation is the moment when young people affirm the declaration of faith evidenced at their baptism as a baby or child. They say "Yes!" to that baptism as young people who are old enough to make their own decisions! If a young person has not been baptized upon entering Confirmation, they would then chose be baptized during the Confirmation rite. There's a lot more to say about that, but I'd want to talk with parents and young people individually. Please feel free to send me your questions or schedule a time to meet and talk. 
What: 
Confirmation
When: 
September 23, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: 
Groovy Room