enewin 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.
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. Our program is grounded in teaching the basic tenets of the Christian faith and the Episcopal tradition, but we also want it to be a safe place for youth to raise their questions and doubts, to struggle and wrestle as they engage their faith and its meaning in their lives. Our classes and events provide for lively discussion, experience of different ministries, and opportunities to form relationships with each other and the church in Christian fellowship.
Details and registration for the 2015-2016 Confirmation Classes will be available soon.
Questions? For more information, please contact Chris Edwards, Interim Youth Minister, 203.869.6600, x-14.