Confirmation Information Meeting: Parents & Students
Sunday September 23rd, 2018 10:15-10:45, Niles Chapel
You are invited to join this year’s Confirmation Program! We’ve had a blast over the past few years and people have enjoyed hanging out with each other, talking through the Christian faith, learning scripture, going on retreat with friends, and deciding what they really believe. Typically done in the 9th grade year, Confirmation is open to any in high school who are interested.
Retreats: We will gather for three Saturday evenings over the course of the year. These times will include meals, conversations, and other fun stuff. We ask that students come prepared with a short written work and the memory passages ready to recite. This helps to ensure that everybody has the information they need to talk and think in deeper and more critical ways regarding their perspective on God, the church, and their faith.
Download the Confirmation 2019 – Registration Packet (pdf).
Mentors: Each confirmand is asked to find a mentor who can join in the retreats, meet independently for ice cream, and help with questions and statements of faith. While this may be an older sibling or aunt or uncle, parents cannot serve as mentors for their own kids since a big part of the confirmation process is gaining an independence of faith.
Lake Champion: The December Senior High Retreat at Lake Champion (this year November 30 – December 2) is a date to put on your calendars now – extended time to ponder, question, and learn – and throw snowballs, jump in a freezing lake, sit around the fireplace with friends…open to all Sr. High students, not only the Confirmation Class.
Important dates: Confirmation Sunday is May 19, 2019 at 10AM (with brunch following). Students will also be expected to participate in the Session Meeting on Thursday, May 16, 7:00-8:30PM.
In years past, those who have gone through the program have been glad they did and we welcome you for the year, and beyond. Join us for the information meeting to learn more.
I’ll see students this Sunday, 9:15AM, for bagels and such as the Sunday morning program kicks off! If you have any questions about any of the programs for youth at Nassau, please do not hesitate to contact me.