FPC Youth: Confirmation Class
May 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
One event on October 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on November 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on December 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on January 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on February 13, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on March 13, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on April 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on May 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on May 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm
One event on June 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Confirmation meetings will take place on the second Sunday of each month between September and May. This nine-month journey is for youth entering 7th grade and above. No confirmand journeys alone. Both Pastors Jessie MacMillan and Lindsay Harren-Lewis, and Director of Youth + Adult Faith Formation Kate McFadden, are all available for prayer and support. Additionally, each confirmand works closely with two key persons: an adult and peer mentor (10th-12th Grade). In the spring, both youth and mentors will write about their unique faith in their own words.
“Confirmation is not meant to be a crash course in Christianity, but an opportunity to welcome youth into an intentional time of discernment and conversations about faith, exploring the BIG Questions so that the confirmands can make a faithful response.” – Big God, Big Questions: Confirmation for a Growing Faith PC(USA)
The word confirm, from the Latin confirmare, means “to strengthen.” At Confirmation, the Spirit and the church’s prayers strengthen those who are being confirmed. This strenthening includes preparing youth who were baptized as babies to share their faith and intent to take part in the life of the church. For those not baptized, Confirmation would include both Baptism and a profession of faith. For youth who complete the Confirmation journey, but choose not to be confirmed, the Fairmount faith community will offer a blessing and affirmation of unconditional love and support.