We also call this Milestone Confirmation in recognition of the fact that the confirmand is affirming/confirming that he/she wants to continue keeping the promises that were made by others at his/her baptism. Confirmands who are in our traditional Confirmation Youth Ministry(CYM) program are in 8th grade when they affirm their baptisms, but we also have an Alternative Confirmation program for older students (please contact Jinny about this option). Alternative Confirmation participants are confirmed with the CYM students in May.
Our Confirmation Milestone is celebrated on the first Sunday of May at the 11 am service. Families & godparents are welcome to lay hands on confirmands as they are being confirmed. We add a personal touch by reading a sentence or two from each faith statement project before the student is confirmed and during, show a picture of the student.