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What is confirmation?

Confirmation is an important step in a young person’s journey of discipleship.  By being confirmed, each student is making a choice to follow Jesus and to join as an active member in the Body of Christ, the church.  This is a decision that requires preparation, prayer, and discernment. 

The confirmation class is designed to guide students through this process.  Participating in the confirmation class does not mean that this decision is already made.  Some students participate in the class and decide that they are not ready at this point in their lives to make this commitment, and that is OK.  The class is designed to help them fully understand what it means to follow Jesus and be a full member of Christ’s church so that they can decide if they are ready for that commitment.

The class will learn about key components of our Christian faith and seek to instill holy habits of worship, study, prayer, and Christian community.   The goal of the class is to build and strengthen relationships—the confirmand’s relationship with God, with their classmates, with their mentors, and with the larger church. 

Confirmation is a crucial step in the path of discipleship but so much more lies ahead.  Calvary’s confirmation program seeks to establish a solid foundation of faith in Jesus Christ and connection to Christian community so that confirmands will continue to seek out opportunities to grow in their faith long after Confirmation Sunday is over.    

  

What are the expectations of Calvary’s Confirmation program?
  
- Attend all classes
-Meet with mentors in class and at least 3 times outside of class
-Calvary Saint Interview
-Particiapte in Youth Group
-15 hours of service to the church
-Attend Church Council Meeting
-Serve as lay reader in worship
-Attend worship weekly
-Serve Communion with your mentor
-Meet one on one with Rev. Deb before confirmation service  301-641-4601  revdeb8@aol.com 

2017 CONFIRMATION CLASS SCHEDULE

Meeting Dates:

Feb. 12th 6:30-8:00 PM     Confirmation Class (prepare creation, sin and redemption,  pg. 4-19)
Feb. 26th 6:00-8:00 PM     Confirmation Class (prepare Holy Spirit, Church, New Creation,  through pg. 31)  Also (prepare Way of
                                    Discipleship & Salavation, Wesleyan Quadrilateral pg. 43)
March 12th 6:30-8:00 PM  Confirmation Class (prepare Worship, Sacaraments, Holy Life, throught pg. 55)
March 20th                     7:00 PM CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
April 9th 6:30-8:00 PM     Confirmation Class (prepare Reject, Accept, Confess, pg. 56-67)
April 16th                       EASTER
May 7th 6:00-8:00 PM      Confirmation Class (prepare I Believe, PPGSW, Going Forth, through page 77)
May 14th                        MOTHER'S DAY  Youth Sunday all participate
May 21st 6:00-8:00 PM    Confirmation Class (prepare rest of book and other assignments)
June 3rd 4:30 pm            CONFIRMATION CLASS DINNER AND REHEARSAL
June 4th 9:20 AM            CONFIRMATION SERVICE
TBD                              Confirmation Class Field Trip