Confirmation at Faith is a three year program for students in grades 7-9, with the service to celebrate their Affirmation of Baptism taking place in the fall of their 10th grade year.
These youth attend class on Wednesday evenings, and learn about their faith, their baptismal promises, and what it means to become a confirmed member of the church.
Lesson topics include: The Old Testament, New Testament, Martin Luther and the Reformation, Ten Commandments, Apostles' Creed, etc. They are also responsible to take "sermon notes" during worship. If you are visiting another church some weekend you may take a sermon note from them. Please click here to print out a blank sermon note.
A look at a typical Wednesday schedule:
6:35pm Large Group Activities
game show, prizes, music, introduction to lesson
7:00pm Small Group Discussion
relationship building and deeper discussion
During Lent, students are paired up with a member of the congregation to be a mentor; they meet together over supper on Wednesday evenings to share faith stories and build a relationship. Each confirmation group also takes a turn serving soup during our Lent soup suppers. It's a another great way for our youth to connect with others in our congregation.
Adult volunteers act as Confirmation Guides for small groups during the year. This is a three year commitment. Youth also participate in several service projects throughout the year.
Affirmation of Baptism service takes place the last Sunday in October on Reformation Sunday.