Confirmation

2017-2018 St. John’s Confirmation Class Information

Confirmation Class Schedule (see below this list for a downloadable document)

October 15 ~ Initial gathering following worship, with parents present. Get acquainted, focus on schedule and expectations

November 5 ~ Focus on the Church Year and responsibilities during Advent

December 3 ~ Focus on the Bible: who wrote it, when, what does it contain, etc.

January 7 ~ Focus on the Creation Stories in Genesis

January 14 ~ MLK service project: details to follow, but project will involve Sunday afternoon and early evening.

January 28 ~ Help with serving the Congregational Dinner following the 10:15 am worship service

February 4 ~ Focus on the Ten Commandments

February 14 ~ Attend the Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 pm

March 4 ~ Focus on the Sacraments: Baptism and Communion

March 25 ~ Attend worship on Palm Sunday (either 8:00 am or 10:15 am)

March 29 ~ Attend the Maundy Thursday service at 7:30 pm

April 1 ~ Attend worship on Easter (either at Whites Rd. Park at 7:00 am or at St. John’s at 10:15 am)

 May 6 ~ Sunday afternoon retreat, which will begin following the 10:15 worship service and conclude by 3:00 pm. Parents are asked to join us for lunch and to go over details for Pentecost and Confirmation, and will be dismissed by approximately 12:30 pm. Class members will focus on writing their statement of faith, and learning about the UCC and St. John’s history. This retreat is a MUST if a class member desires to be confirmed on May 20th.

May 20 ~ 9:00 am dress rehearsal in the Sanctuary for Confirmation, which will take place during the 10:15 am worship service. Class members and at least one family member must be present for the 9:00 am rehearsal.

*** Sunday Confirmation classes will begin at approximately 11:45 am, include a light lunch, and will conclude by 1:30 pm.  Each class is important. Should you have to miss a class, please let Pastor Sue or Pastor Addie know so that they will be able to help you catch up on the material you miss.  *** Class members are expected to attend worship regularly, either at the 8:00 am or 10:15 am service, and Sunday School as often as possible.

Our complete 2017-2018 Confirmation Class Booklet, including Requirements for Confirmation and Listings of  Information to be studied, can be downloaded from this link:  conclassbooklet2017-2018

The 2017-2018 Confirmation Class lunch schedule is listed below:

About Our Confirmation Class

The confirmation class meets every year with seventh and eighth grade students. The program is led by the pastors. The schedule follows the school year from September to Pentecost Sunday in late May or early June.  We do not emphasize that at the end of this course, the young people will “graduate” but instead hope to instill an “affirmation of baptism”. The assumption is that this is one more step in an ongoing journey of faith. Christian development is a life-long process with lots of periods of faith and doubt. Confirmation is a way to take that next step toward maturity in faith.

The confirmation class become members of St. John’s on Pentecost Sunday, a special day of celebration attended by family and friends. The class also participates by helping serve communion that day. Pentecost Sunday is May 20, 2018. 

To learn more about the confirmation schedule and process, please speak with our pastors.  Our classes from the past are shown below – the year is above each photo.

Our 2017 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

Our 2016 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

2016 Confirmation Class

2016 Confirmation Class Cake

Our 2015 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

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Our 2014 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

2014 Confirmation Class

2014 Confirmation Class

Our 2013 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

2013 Confirmation Class

Our 2012 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

2012 Confirmation Class

Our 2010 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

2010 Confirmation Class

Our 2009 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

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Our 2006 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

2006 Confirmation

2006 Confirmation Class Cake

Our 2005 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

2006 Confirmation Class

Our 2004 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

2004 Confirmation Class

2004 Confirmtion Class Cake

Our 1999 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1999 Confirmation Class

Our 1998 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1998 Confirmation Class 2

Our 1995 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1995 Confirmation Class

Our 1994 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1994 Confirmation Class

Our 1993 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1993 Confirmation Class

Our 1992 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1992 Confirmation Class

Our 1991 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1991 Confirmation Class

Our 1990 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1990 Confirmation Class

Our 1987 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1987 Confirmation Class

Our 1986 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1986 Confirmation Class

Our 1981 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1981 Confirmation Class

Our 1980 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1980 Confirmation Class

Our 1979 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1979 Confirmation Class

Our 1975 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1975 Confirmation Class

Our 1974 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1974 Confirmation Class

Our 1973 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1973 Confirmation Class

Our 1972 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1972 Confirmation Class

Our 1970 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1970 Confirmation Class

Our 1969 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1969 Confirmation Class

Our 1967 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1967 Confirmation Class

Our 1966 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1966 Confiirmation Class

Our 1965 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class1965 Confirmation Class

Our 1964 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1964 Confirmation Class

Our 1963 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1963 Confirmation Class

Our 1962 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1962 Confirmation Class

Our 1961 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1961 Confirmation Class

Our 1960 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1960 Confirmation Class

Our 1959 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class

1959 Confirmation Class

Our 1958 St. John’s UCC Confirmation Class (first in the UCC)

1958 Confirmation Class

Our 1957 St. John’s E&R Confirmation Class (last before formation of UCC)

1957 Confirmation Class

Our 1956 St. John’s E&R Confirmation Class

1956 Confirmation Class

Our 1955 St. John’s E&R Confirmation Class

1955 Confirmation Class

Our 1954 St. John’s E&R Confirmation Class

1954 Confirmation Class

Our 1953 St. John’s E&R Confirmation Class

1953 Confirmation Class

Our 1952 St. John’s E&R Confirmation Class

1952 Confirmation Class

Our 1950 St. John’s E&R Confirmation Class

1950 Confirmation Class

 Our 1948 St. John’s E&R Confirmation Class1948 Confirmation Class

1944 or 1945 St. John’s E&R Confirmation Class

194x Confirmation Class