When we baptize infants, we promise to raise them and teach them about Jesus so that when they are old enough they can decide if they want to follow him. We provide this opportunity every few years. For youth of members, we approach students who are 8th grade or above, but anyone might want to step through the general process of Confirmation
We begin with a retreat – get away, break the routine, and practice asking questions and listening for responses from our experiences, from a spiritual practice, and from other members of the community.
August 4-5th Confirmation Retreat: “Who Do YOU Say That I Am?” Bring clothes for outdoor activities including campfire, walks, and swimming in a pool!
For overnight activities, we require a Parental Permission Authorization Form.
This year’s classes will be held as after service Sunday lunches on 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, and 9/3 in Fireside Lounge.
In confirmation class, we connect some basic building blocks:
- Prayer and Worship
With options for exploration and creative expression in each building block, each participant will have a unique experience, tailored to each person’s gifts and open to the nudge of the Holy Spirit.
If you decide to confirm your faith (there is no pressure to do so):
- You will meet with the Session to share your unique personal statement of faith.
- You will be baptized if you have not been baptized already
- You will become a full member of this community (you get to vote on officers, and pastors, and other community decisions)
- You will be received in worship by the congregation.