As a family of faith, we are called to nurture children to grow in their love, faith and service to Jesus our Lord. We promise to do this very thing whenever we baptize a child. Ideally, we seek to echo the same faith, principles and practices a child sees and hears every day in the lives of their parents, family and friends. We take seriously Christ's call to make disciples and intentionally pour into the lives of our children with the hope that they will publicly claim this faith as their own and live it out fully as part of the Body of Christ.
Confirmation is an important milestone in the life of a young disciple. It provides an opportunity for ninth graders to explore what we as Presbyterians believe, get answers to questions about faith and develop a better understanding of what it means to be disciples of Jesus Christ and how that is lived out in their lives.
Despite masks, social distancing, nasal swabs, Zoom meetings and all the other unusual aspects of our Covid-19 world, we are still looking forward to the confirmation process for our new freshmen. We are planning to kick off confirmation with our first meeting on Wednesday, September 16th in the Kirkland Library. The Kirkland is on the first floor of the Bernsen Center and we will meet there every Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:30 pm through the school year and ending the last week of April. We are requiring masks and will have our seating spaced out according to protocols. We will also be streaming the lessons each week over Zoom for those who are unable to attend in person. We realize that people's willingness or ability to attend class in person will likely change from one week to the next depending on circumstances, so whether it's in person or remotely, we encourage every participant to be faithful in their attendance and participation in the small group conversations after each lesson.