In Confirmation classes, 7th-9th graders learn about their faith and what it means in the larger context of the Episcopal Church, helping our youth to understand what they are saying “yes” to if they choose to be confirmed. When they say “yes” during their Confirmation, they are reaffirming all of the promises that were made for them at their baptism – adding their “yes” to God’s “yes.” At Confirmation, they are saying “yes” to being an active, faithful member of the larger body of Christ’s church and they are saying that they will strive to bring God’s kingdom here to Earth every day, striving to love and serve both God and neighbor.
Our Confirmation curriculum is called Chosen Together, and it is a multifaceted program that delves into the Bible, prayers, the Ten Commandments, and other sacraments. It also pairs each confirmand with a mentor – a member of the congregation who will share their own faith journey and be available to the youth for their own questions during their Confirmation experience. Service opportunities are also a big part of the Confirmation curriculum. Serving the larger community is an excellent way for the confirmands to learn more about people in their community who may have a wholly different life experience than they do.