Confirmation

20170604 101033_001     Confirmation is a Rite within the church, which is the affirmation of the vows made during the Sacrament of Baptism.

 

     The path to confirmation, involves participating in the confirmation classes.  During these classes we learn about the confirmation/baptismal vows; about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, prayer, and basic theological principals of our faith; about mission and outreach; about the history of the church from the first disciples to modern day; and more.

 

     These classes are for both baptized and unbaptized teens and young adults who are interested in becoming members of St. Paul's UCC.

 

     The recommend starting age for the confirmation program is 8th grade.  Youth as young as 7th grade are welcome to participate.  Older teens and young adults are also very welcome to participate.  This is a two year program, so it is highly recommended that interested teenages start by or before 11th grade.  As a class, we meet just during the school year (not over the summer) about twice a month or so for about an hour and a half.

 

 

Next - Confirmation Class

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:00pm

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

     The first class for our next confirmation program will be on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:00pm, with an additional opportunity for a first class held on Sunday, September 22 (for those who can't attend on September 8). 

     If you are interested in participating, please contact the church office at office@sprucc.org or 610-621-5770 so we can be sure to be in contact with you regarding schedules.  If you are interested and the tentative date/time does not work in your schedule, please contact the church office, so we can take those scheduling conflicts into consideration when planning the days and times of the classes.

 

     Both interested youth and their parents/guardians should attend this first class.  To ensure that we have enough materials for the first class, please pre-register by Sunday, August 18, 2019 by contacting the church office at office@sprucc.org or or 610-621-5770.

 

 

 

Current - Confirmation Class

2019-2020 School Year

     We will be meeting about every-other Sunday from 6:00-7:30pm. 

 

 

 

Rite of Confirmation

2020

     There is no scheduled Rite of Confirmation service for 2020.

     The celebration of the Rite of Confirmation generally takes place during Sunday morning worship in May or June (based on the date of Pentecost), where we receive our newest and youngest members into the congregation as full members in standing, lay on of hands, and hear their affirmation of the baptismal vows.

 

     Congratulations to our 2018 and 2017 Confirmation Classes, pictured below.

 

Confirmation 2017_022        Confirmation 2018_3774       

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