Confirmation

 

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 accept their responsibility in the life of the church.

Confirmation is an exciting milestone in the life of a young disciple. It provides an opportunity for eighth 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.

Confirmation meets on Sunday mornings during the Sunday school hour from 9:30 -10:45 am in the Powerhouse. We will meet every Sunday through the school year starting mid-September. The total cost for the year is $30.

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now closed. If you are interested in learning more about Confirmation and or how to register for next year please contact Jackson Seibert at 918-301-1005.

Important Dates

Weekend of March 24-26: We will be heading down to Goodland Academy for our Confirmation Spring Retreat. THIS RETREAT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, as this is where the Confirmands will do most of their Statement of Faith writing. Please do your best to have your Confirmand attend. It is not just a time of writing, but one of relationship building, fellowship and community service, as well as a time to be thoughtful, reflective and reengage with the Truths we learned throughout the year.

There is no cost for this retreat, but please click here to sign up before March 20! Goodland also asks us to fill out the following forms: Goodland Guidelines and the Goodland Medical Waiver. If your insurance has changed since August 2016 please fill out a new FPC Waiver too. 

Tuesday, April 25: Confirmands will attend the Session meeting . This is something that every new member does. The session gets to read our Statements of Faith and get to know a little more about us. It is a great night.

Saturday, May 6: We will have our Prayer and Commitment Service. This is THE service. We gather with close friends and family in Kerr Chapel. This is where the Confirmands make their public confessions of faith, and affirm the promises that were made over them at their Baptism. This service is at 7:00 PM with a reception after.

Sunday, May 7: Confirmation Sunday!! Confirmands will meet in the Powerhouse at 9:30 AM to take pictures and prepare for the 11:00 a.m. service.