2019 Confirmation Class

 

A Tool Box of Knowledge and Skills
for Young Disciples of Christ

Confirmation is designed for families of 5th-8th grade students. Young people at this stage learn, develop, and take ownership the professions of their faith. It is also the opportunity to be commissioned into full participation in congregational life. Confirmation is promoting that lifestyle of following Jesus.

Each Wednesday Night Workshop class is designed for the students' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. Learning about God's Word, living God's Word, and building relationships around God's Word are vital. The church helps equip families to model and teach that faith in the homes.

Click HERE for the 2019 Confirmation Handbook for more information regarding the confirmation program.

Confirmation: A Family Experience

At baptism, parents, sponsors, and members of the congregation receive God’s promises and make promises to be God’s instruments in nurturing the faith of the one baptized. Confirmation is one part of that lifelong sharing of God’s gifts. Young people at this stage prepare to make their profession of faith in their own expressions and be commissioned into full participation in congregational life.

“Confirmation is a custom of the Church and not a sacrament. It links the catechumens to their Baptism, celebrates the reception of the Lord’s Word among them and, in cases where the candidates have not yet communed, welcomes them to the Lord’s Table.”  (Lutheran Service Book Agenda)

At confirmation, a young Christian declares that he or she has been baptized, confesses the faith, and shares in communion with Christ and His Church.

Mission and Vision of Confirmation

Confirmation provides a toolbox of equipping, modeling, and encouraging that promotes a lifestyle of following Jesus.

2019 Spring Confirmation Schedule

Weekly during Wednesday Night Workshop (WNW), 6:00-6:25 pm
Warehouse Open for Ignite (6th-8th grades)

January 9, 6:30-7:45 pm
Program Overview, Introductions, Confirmation Class

January 16, 23, 30, 6:30-7:45 pm
Confirmation Classes

February 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:30-7:45 pm
Confirmation Classes

March 6, Ash Wednesday – No Classes
Please join us for worship at 8:45 am or 7:00 pm in the  Sanctuary.

March 13, 20, 27, 7:00-8:00 pm
Confirmation Classes (Lenten Schedule)

March 30/31
8th Grade Faith Affirmations in Worship

April 3, 7:00-8:00 pm
Last WNW Class

April 6/7
8th Grade Faith Affirmations in Worship

April 10, 6:00 pm
5th Grade Seder Meal, Family Life Center

April 17, Holy Week – No Classes
*5th grade students that finished preparation for Holy Communion may commune at Maundy Thursday.

April 27/28
8th Grade Faith Affirmations in Worship

May 1, 6:00 pm
8th Grade Confirmation Banquet, Family Life Center

May 5
Confirmation at 10:30 Service in the Sanctuary

Classrooms, Teachers, and Themes

5th grade in Room 133 with Lea Webb

5th grade Welcome to the Lord’s Table (First Communion) Sessions with MaryAnn Unger

6th grade in Room 251 with Sonja Striplin - Life of Luther and the Lord’s Prayer

7th grade in Room 240 with Tom Kolb - Review of Apostle’s Creed and the Means of Grace

8th grade in Room 247 with MaryAnn Unger - Christian Vocation, Faith Affirmation Statements

8th grade with Lea Webb when MaryAnn Unger is teaching 5th grade Welcome to the Lord's Table Sessions

Sermon Notes and Service Hours

Students are asked to complete 5 sermon notes and 5 service hours this year.

Sermon Notes sheets are available by the church mailboxes near the Narthex and on the children’s table in the lobby of the Family Life Center, as well as the Service Hours cards. Please complete and hand in to the appropriate mailbox. Anne Altieri will continue to track the progress of each student.

8th Grade Faith Affirmation Important Dates

October 28 – 8th grade student and parent workshop for Faith Affirmation, 12:00-2:00 pm. Lunch provided. (option 1)

November 11 – 8th grade student and parent workshop for Faith Affirmation, 12:00-2:00 pm. Lunch provided. (option 2)

December 1 – Verse Worksheet Due

December 19 – Part One of Packet Due

January 16 – Part Two of Packet Due

January 30 – Part Three of Packet Due

February 20 – Faith Affirmation Rough Draft Due at End of Class

March 30/31, April 6/7, April 27/28 – Faith Affirmations Given in Worship

Click HERE to download a copy of this calendar.

Confirmation Contacts

Overall Confirmation Program, 8th Grade Class, and 5th Grade Welcome to the Lord’s Table (First Communion), MaryAnn Unger -  or text 919-239-9084

7th Grade Class, Tom Kolb -

6th Grade Class, Sonja Striplin -

5th Grade Class, Lea Webb -

Sermon Hours and Service Hours, Anne Altieri -

RLC Contacts

Church Office - or 919-851-7248

MaryAnn Unger (Acolyte, Nursery) -

Lea Webb (Children’s Ministry) -

Bob Unger (Music) -

Deb Oesterling (Greeters) -