What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is a faith milestone for 8th graders that fulfills their vows made at their baptism. Confirmation class is for mature youth to grow in their personal faith and deepen their understanding of our Christian beliefs as members of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) denomination. Confirmation classes meet annually, weekly, starting in January. Our class offers young people time given to; presentations on various theological topics, questions and answers, personal reflection, as well as opportunity for conversation amongst their peers. We also try to make it as fun as possible throwing in a few games to make it enjoyable for our teens and to help build relationships amongst participants. Participating in Confirmation is a commitment. Students will have homework assignments. They will also be paired with a Confirmation Mentor for additional conversation and faith experiences they will do together. During the class, students will develop a personal Statement of Faith with the support of ministerial leadership, their mentors, and their parents. At the conclusion, these statements are then shared with the First Presbyterian Church Session for the opportunity to enter into full membership. Confirmation is a faith milestone that we hope all our youth will choose to make this commitment during their 8th grade year or later.