Confirmation is a journey that provides youth with intentional opportunities to walk alongside peers and adults, to explore and discover together what it means to belong to God and to live a life of discipleship within our church community and the world. Typically, Confirmation occurs in a student’s eighth grade year.
Confirmands are broken into table groups with each small group having two adult mentors. In small table groups and as a large class, these youth participate in lessons, service projects, retreats and conversations.
At the end of the year, the confirmands are invited to make a public profession of faith and declare their intention to continue their faith journey as a full, active member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church. It is an essential ministry and milestone in this congregation and in the lives of the families who participate.
Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 10, 2019
The overnight retreat will take place at Camp Willow Run on Lake Gaston. This is a time to think about how Confirmation can lead us forward in faith. Discussions on statements of faith, discipleship, and identifying spiritual gifts will be shared, a low ropes course will be enjoyed, there will be s’mores, and an evening campfire. The closing Sunday morning worship service, led by the youth, will be a meaningful ending to the weekend. All current confirmands are expected to attend the retreat. See Chip Pope with any questions.
Recently confirmed youth participate in worship leadership as service assistants. Youth are introduced to this responsibility at the Confirmation Retreat. Eighth grade youth receive a service assistant schedule, outline of responsibilities, and contact information in May after completing their Confirmation year. Service assistant responsibilities are to light the candles for worship, help the pastor receive the offering, and share in Baptisms by pouring the water.
Contact: Chip Pope