During our confirmation year, we explore what it means to “be church.” Throughout the year, we discern how each confirmand is called to be an instrument of God’s creativity and love in our church and in our world as we delve into the theological themes of Scripture and experience the presence of God’s Holy Spirit among us.
Guided by adult and youth advisors, the confirmands explore the mystery of God and a life of faith through community, scripture, service, prayer, Christian practices and honest, heartfelt discussions. We begin the year making promises to one another through the writing of a shared covenant, which calls the confirmands to strive to be their best. We learn about our Christian denomination, the United Church of Christ, and the ways our church is called to be at work in the world.
And, of course, we find time for fun and games!
Along with our weekly gatherings, our Confirmands retreat to Cape Cod for a weekend in the fall and in the spring.
Our year ends in celebration on Confirmation Sunday in May. During worship, the Congregation reaffirms and confirms the promises that were made to each confirmand at their baptism. In return, the Confirmands accept these promises and affirm their desire to continue to share a life of faith at Village Church. After Confirmation, the Confirmands are welcome to participate in High School Youth Group the following year.
To learn more about our confirmation program, please contact Pam Emslie.