We also call this Milestone Confirmation in recognition of the fact that the confirmands are affirming/confirming that they want to continue keeping the promises that were made by others at their baptism. Confirmands who are in our traditional Confirmation Ministry 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 8th grade students in May.
Our Confirmation Milestone is celebrated on the first Sunday of May at the 11 am service. Families & godparents are invited 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.
The next 8th Grade Confirmation date is May 6, 2018.