ABOUT ST. JOHN’S CONFIRMATION CLASS
Special Note About our 2021 Confirmation Class
Our 5 Confirmands have been faithfully gathering each month since November, first on Zoom and most recently, safely distanced in the church Library.
With great hope that things will continue to become even safer as the days go by and that we will return to in-person worship sometime in the month of June, we have made some adjustments to our Confirmation schedule, moving our actual day of Confirmation from Pentecost Sunday in May to a Sunday in early fall, likely October 24th. This will provide some more opportunities to meet, it will mean that our 5 Confirmands will be able to have a more comprehensive and enjoyable retreat experience, and most importantly, it will mean that they will be able to be confirmed IN the church with a congregation surrounding them!
Keep an eye out for updated Confirmation Day information this fall and please continue to keep Mitchell, Ray, Alexi, Chelsea, and Bella in your prayers as they continue to learn and grow in their faith!
Note: Some of the information below will be modified for our 2021 class due to the pandemic restrictions. Listen & watch for further information and changes!
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. One day during the Spring the class holds a ‘retreat’ and all class members are required to attend, otherwise, they are encouraged to attend all the meetings during that year and to attend and participate in worship.
The confirmation class become members of St. John’s on Pentecost Sunday, a special day of celebration attended by family and friends. During our 10:15 am service on Pentecost Sunday, the class is presented to the congregation, read in unison the ‘Statement of Faith’ they write together, participate in worship and serve the communion. The next Pentecost Sunday is May 23, 2021.
To learn more about the confirmation schedule and process, please speak with our pastors. Our classes form each September. Our classes from the past are shown below – the year is above each photo. These photos have been reduced in size and combined in a collage format for presentation on this website. If you have any photo from any year we are missing, please let us know! If you would like to make a full-size copy of any photo from any year shown here, please contact the webmaster and we can email the file to you.
ST. JOHN’S CONFIRMATION CLASSES THROUGH THE YEARS