Confirmation

 

The Rite of Confirmation plays an important role in the life of St. Matthew’s and in the life of our young people.  Each year, St. Matthew’s prepares a group of energetic eighth graders for Episcopal Confirmation.  The program starts in September and finishes in June.  During the year, the class meets one evening each month to discuss the finer elements of the faith.  Our classes range in size from twelve to twenty. Confirmands are expected to attended Sunday service regularly, assist during services and, as a class. at a special service perform many of the elements of a service including delivering sermons.  The confirmation program also requires parental support and participation.  For more information, contact the Rev. Rik Pike .  

Fall Schedule

Sunday, Oct. 22: Commissioning of the Confirmands at the 10 a.m. service. Please arrive in the Vestry Room with your children no later than 9.45 a.m to spend some time in conversation with Pierce and I before the service.

Sunday Oct 29: Pizza lunch social at noon. We’ll gather at the church for a pizza lunch and our first ‘get-to-know-each-other’ meeting. We’ll then help Mark Weigel with the Haunted Hike set-up. Your children are welcome to spend the entire afternoon with us, until the beginning of the All Hallows’ Eve service at 5pm – however, children will be able to be picked up by 2pm, as necessary.

Sunday Nov. 12, Nov. 19 & Sun.  Dec 3: Our first three confirmation classes. We’ll meet in the Vestry Room at 4 p.m. sharp. And children are encouraged to stay at church for the 5 p.m. service in the Children’s Chapel, and will be able to be picked up at 6 p.m.

Suggested reading: My Faith, My Life: A Teen’s Guide to the Episcopal Church  by Jenifer Gamber

Confirmation class can also be arranged for adults.  Parishioners raised in another denomination or who would like to renew their commitment to God may seek to be confirmed.  Please contact the Rev. Rik Pike.

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