Confirmation Program Information
enew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at their Baptism. -The Book of Common Prayer, page 418
Our Confirmation program prepares interested 7th and 8th grade students for the rite of Confirmation, a liturgy in which baptized Christians affirm their faith and make a mature, public commitment to a life in Christ. Each spring, candidates for Confirmation come before the bishop to renew the promises that parents and godparents made on their behalf at their baptism. The bishop lays hands on the head of each confirmand in turn, praying to God for the Holy Spirit to empower and sustain them.
Overview and Curriculum
The goal of our Confirmation program is to deepen the faith of our 7th and 8th grade youth and to be present with them as they progress on their journey toward spiritual maturity. The lessons for our regular classes come from a confirmation curriculum called Confirm Not Conform, a program recognized nationally for its excellence in spiritual formation. This program focuses on engaging students in an examination and testing of their faith in a safe atmosphere, where questions and doubt are not only OK, they are encouraged. Additionally, the course will cover some basic elements of our common life in the church: the sacraments (with a special focus on Baptism and the Eucharist), the Bible, The Book of Common Prayer and the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, as well as an emphasis on Christian life within the church and in the world. Students are also required to complete a number of service hours within Christ Church Greenwich ministries and in service of the broader community. The cost for the 2017-2018 Confirmation program year is $100 per student and can be paid online at the time of registration.
2017-2018 Program Calendar
This year, our confirmation program will run from late September through early May. In general, classes will meet on Sunday afternoons at 1:00pm and will be taught by our Seminary Intern from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, Andrew Kryzak.
Below is a tentative schedule for Confirmation classes. Confirmation will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00am.
Adults interested in being Confirmed, Received, or Reaffirming their faith can contact The Rev’d Jenny Owen for more information.
Sunday, September 24, 1pm – Parent Meeting & Confirmation Class
Sunday, October 15, 1pm – Confirmation Class
Sunday, October 29, 1pm – Confirmation Class
Sunday, December 10, 1pm – Confirmation Class
Sunday, January 7, 1pm – Confirmation Class
Sunday, January 21, 1pm – Confirmation Class
Sunday, February 4, 1pm – Confirmation Class
Sunday, February 25, 1pm – Confirmation Class
Sunday, March 4, 1pm – Confirmation Class
Sunday, April 22, 1pm – Confirmation Class
Sunday, May 6, 1pm – Confirmation Class
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018 – Confirmation Service (10:00 am)
Questions? Please contact The Rev’d Jenny Owen, Assistant to the Rector, 203.869.6600, x11.