Confirmation

Wednesday night means Confirmation at Grace during the school year for students in grades 7-9. 

10th grade Confirmation starts with Worship on September 4 at 6:30.

7th grade Confirmation starts with Worship on September 11 at 6:30.  Students are asked to come with their parents or guardians that night.

8th and 9th Graders are asked to join the 7th graders for their first night of Confirmation at 6:15 on Wednesday, September 18. 

Fall Activities 2020

As the Children, Youth and Family Ministry team starts planning for the fall, we are asking parents to fill out this survey. Please be honest with your feelings about children coming back together in our church building. 

Grace will be following CDC guidelines by keeping families 6 feet apart, having everyone wear masks, and using hand sanitizer when entering the building.

We are exploring many different options and are looking for feedback as we make plans to move ahead this year.

Please follow the link to take this short survey https://forms.gle/yWmvazi7MQJcdTdv6

WHAT IS CONFIRMATION?

Confirmation, at Grace, is time both for learning about Jesus and living out the Christian faith. We hope young people and their families grow closer to Jesus as they discover their place in Jesus’ body (a.k.a. the Church) both now and forever.
Confirmation at Grace has 4 key parts: learning, worshipping, serving, and connecting with others. Participation in all four areas helps each of us to grow as one of Jesus’ followers.

Confirmation Wednesdays, Wednesdays in Advent and Lent:

6:15 pm – Students meet together with their small groups to start the night.  They check in with each other before heading to Wednesday Worship/Large Group Learning/Fellowship or Service Night.

6:30- 7:10 pm – Students head together in their small group to worship or to the large group learning time with their adult guides or their parents.  Each group alternates every week between worship, large group learning, service or fellowship . 

7:15-7:45 Small groups meet for a discussion of the nights key topic or Bible story.  .The small groups are from 7-12 students in size, plus the adult leaders. The small groups are formed by grade level. The adult guides work with the groups to build community within the group and to lead discussion about faith and life.

DURING ADVENT AND LENT: Confirmation Students  attend worship on Wednesday nights beginning at 6:30 with their mentors.

75% of Confirmation happens beyond Wednesday nights.  Worship, Service, and time with Mentors make up ¾ of confirmation at Grace.

WORSHIP is essential to Christian life and Confirmation at Grace is simply incomplete without it.

SERVICE sits at the heart of Christian character and confirmation at Grace and confirmation students serve both in the church and in the community as part of confirmation.

MENTORING is a confirmation tradition at Grace.  Each student is asked to connect with a wise and trusted counselor/ teacher for ongoing faith conversations.  Before the year begins students and parents are asked to consider their choice for a mentor.

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