8th Graders Exploring Faith

Confirmation is a chance for 8th graders to ask questions about the Christian faith. This is a process that encourages inquisitiveness and self-expression, within the context of an open-minded church. Youth are supported and guided through a yearlong exploration of their own understanding of what it means to follow in the way of Christ. At the end of this process they have the option of becoming full members of the church, but regardless of what they choose to do, they know this place can always be a spiritual home for them.
Classes will meet Sundays after Worship from 11:45-1:15 in the Vincent Building Basement. We will have a light snack. The theme this year is “Test the Spirits”, and our mainstay will be Christian Disbelief. We will explore questions that theologian Christopher Morse poses: “What disbeliefs does faithfulness require? Are there some things that Christian faith refuses to believe? If so, how do we come to recognize what they are?”

Spring 2017 Confirmation Dates

February 19—make-up day, Spiritual Discernment and Roadmap to Resistance Workshop
February 24-26--Youth and Confirmation Crossroads Retreat
March 12
March 19
March 26
April 2
April 9
April 23—make-up day
May 6—Confirmation Sunday celebration brunch and worship prep, 9-11:30
May 7—Confirmation Sunday Worship

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10:00am Main Worship



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