The Confirmation Process
Your student should expect to meet with their Confirmation class every Sunday morning or Friday evening on a weekly basis during the Confirmation process (11 meetings). We ask that students do not miss more than 2 Confirmation activities. These activities include Sunday morning classes and a Confirmation service project.
Attendance Policy/Friday Evening Confirmation Class
All students are allowed no more than 2 absences from the Confirmation activities. We believe Confirmation is a vital part of our students’ faith journey and a priority should be placed on these meetings. We will also offer a Friday evening Confirmation class. This can be taken as a make-up class the Friday after a Sunday morning absence. It can also be taken for the full duration of Confirmation instead of a Sunday morning class.
For more information about this new opportunity, please contact Stefani Reed-Meyer.
The 2018 class of confirmands will kick-off the beginning of Confirmation on January 5th at 6:30 PM. Students will meet in the Sports & Rec Center Loft while parents attend a Parent Meeting in Trinity Hall. This is a time for our students to get to know one another, to begin their sessions and to dive deeper into their faith. Attendance at Kick-Off is required for all students.
Sunday Morning Confirmation Classes
Students will meet on Sunday mornings throughout the Spring semester for Confirmation class at 8:30 AM in the Sports & Rec Center Loft.
Sunday Morning Parent Confirmation Classes
All parents are encouraged to attend our parent class on Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM in S126. This is a great chance for our parents to meet one another and to learn what their student is learning in Confirmation.
Friday Evening Confirmation Classes
Students will meet on Friday evenings throughout the Spring semester for Confirmation class at 7 PM in the Sports & Rec Center S214.
Confirmation Service Project
This is an opportunity for our students to put what they’ve learned in class into action on March 3, 9 – 12 PM. The students will be preparing meal packets for the Kids Against Hunger organization. If possible, youth are asked to bring $5 (or more if you’d like) to help cover supplies. This is a requirement for all Confirmation students. Please contact Stefani if you are unable to attend.
Students are encouraged to join us on March 30 in the Sports & Rec Center Loft to watch “The Gospel of John”. This is a time to be together with fellow confirmands on Good Friday. We will meet from 8 – 10 PM and provide snacks.
The Confirmation rehearsal is scheduled for April 5 (Thursday) from 6 – 6:45 PM in the Sanctuary. Christ United’s clergy will speak to the entire Confirmation class in a relaxed setting and answer any questions that youth or parents may want to ask. We will also have a short run-through/rehearsal of Confirmation Sunday to go over placement, seating and other details youth and parents need to know about the big day.
*Please note youth and parents need to be present at this gathering.
Let the fun begin! After several weeks of morning Confirmation classes, a service project, an hour of rehearsal and more, it’s time to play. On Thursday, April 5, following the rehearsal, we will celebrate at the Confirmation Bash at PINSTACK from 7 – 8:30 PM. There is no cost for this event, but parents are asked to drop-off and pick-up their students at PINSTACK.
Confirmation Sunday 2018
Confirmation will be held on April 8; youth can be confirmed in any of the traditional services (8:45, 9:45 or 11 AM) or the Table of Grace modern service. Be sure to invite friends, family and their faith partners to this special day. Youth should meet in the youth choir room (behind the sanctuary choir loft) or in Trinity Hall (Table of Grace) fifteen minutes prior to the service that they are being confirmed in for donuts and preparation/instruction for their service.
Should you have any questions, please call the Youth Office at 972-596-4303 or email Stefani. We are excited to be a part of your student’s life during this important time!