When youth are ready to begin looking deeper into their faith, we provide an opportunity for growth and community building. During their 6th, 7th, & 8th grade years adolescents may participate in the confirmation program in order to prepare for their affirmation of baptism service (a ceremony in which youth make a public statement of faith). Small groups of 3-6 kids are matched with an adult guide as they explore life within the body of Christ. The program meets Wednesdays from 7:00-8:15 pm and consists of large group presentations, small group discussion, and service & fellowship events. Each year we learn about two of the Marks of Discipleship.
Near the end of three years of Confirmation class, 8th grade students pick a Christian adult who will be their Mentor. The student and Mentor meet several times to talk about faith as it relates to family, work, and life in general. Then the 8th grade class goes on a weekend retreat to Camp EWALU to begin working on a faith statement that will be published on the day of their confirmation.
You may register your student by filling out the form below (BOTH sides) and returning it to the church office:
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Full 2017/2018 Schedule of Events not available at this time.
Watch this space for posting. In the meantime, please note these dates:
Confirmation Begins: Wednesday, August 30th with the Fall Confirmation Orientation Night 7:00-8:15 pm (Orientation meeting in the Sanctuary for all parents, students, and guides. Please make sure to attend.)
September 6th – 1st Small Group Night at 7 pm (Locations TBA)
September 13th – 1st Large Group Night at 7 pm
September 17th – Volunteer Training Event at 3:00 pm for all volunteers working with youth & children.
October 6th-8th – Fall Retreat at Ewalu (Expected for 6th and 7th Grades and optional for 8th Grade.)
April 14th-15th – 8th Grade Confirmation Retreat (Required for 8th Grade.)
May 20th – Confirmation Sunday for 8th Graders affirming their baptism.