Confirmation is open to all high school-aged students. The program usually lasts 6-7 months and is led by Scott Hodsdon. There are three components to the Confirmation program: working with mentors, visiting other places of worship, and a weekend service trip in Boston, serving the City Mission Society of Boston. The City Mission arranges a service project that will focus on the educational, economic or social needs of those in the city.
Confirmation students are asked to select a mentor - an adult in our faith community with whom they can develop a relationship that will create opportunities for students to question, clarify and confirm their faith. Mentors may not be parents of current confirmation students. Students and mentors meet monthly. Each mentor gathering will meet after worship and concentrate on a theme.
In order to define themselves in the context of organized religion, other places of worship are visited. Each visit begins with a conversation with leaders from that particular community of faith. There is always the opportunity to ask questions.
At the last gathering with mentors, students will present their faith journeys. Each will be unique and reflective of their own experience in Confirmation. There will be a special "Confirmation Sunday" on May 19th. This will complete the program. Following service, there will be a breakfast for our confirmation class, mentors and family members, following service.
October 28- Meeting without Mentors
November 4- Meeting with Mentors
November 18- Meeting with Mentors
December 2- Place of worship visit- Lakes Region Vineyards Church
December 9- Meeting with Mentors
January 6- Place of worship visit
January 20- Meeting with Mentors
February 3- Meeting with Mentors
February 17- Place of worship visit
March 3- Meeting with mentors
March 17- Meeting with mentors
March 31- Place of Worship Visit
April 5-6 Nightwatch Trip- New York
April 28- Meeting withMentors
May 5- Faith Presentations
May 19- Confirmation Sunday
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