Confirmation is a time for eighth graders to confirm their baptismal vows, explore their faith and claim it as their own, deepen their relationship with God and discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and part of the Presbyterian tradition. Each youth is partnered with a Confirmation Sponsor, an adult church member outside of their family, with whom they can share their faith and questions. Confirmation will help your youth understand what that means and give him/her the tools and inspiration to express his/her personal faith.
Confirmands participate in a year-long Confirmation class that meets on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour. This year long class is designed for 8th graders to study the Bible, sacraments, the church, the Trinity, worship, church history, and Reformed & Presbyterian Theology using Big God, Big Questions Curriculum. In addition to these classes, the year includes visiting other faith communities, monthly breakfast with their mentors, Day Retreat to Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center, and writing a personal statement of faith.
Confirmation Kick-Off Event:
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Dress is Sunday casual. You do not need to bring anything. This is an opportunity to understand what Confirmation is about, get to know the class and your mentor. We will have a great time!
Saturday, September 23rd – Sunday September 24th at Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center
Tuesday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 5th, at 11:00 a.m. service
Questions? Contact Youth@unityfortmill.org.