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Confirmation


Confirmation is an important and ancient rite of passage in the Christian life of faith. It is a time when our young teens begin to “own” their faith, and make their commitment to Christ and the Church. Throughout the year, confirmands will study basic Christian themes, history, and practices. The word confirm means to “make firmer and stronger,” and that is what we hope will happen in our confirmands’ faith through this process, undertaken with their peers and supported by adult sponsors.

The class takes place on Sundays from 10:15-11:30AM (or 5-6:15PM depending on the time of year) in the Youth Room. There will be discussions, activities, service projects, field trips, and reflection to guide their formation as Christians. If you have questions, or want to get involved, please contact Mike Tilden at tilden@wscongo.org.

2018-2019 Year at a Glance

Sept. 9: Evening kickoff – (6:00pm) – Sanctuary and Plymouth Hall – Parents AND Confirmands Sept. 16: Class at 10:15am
Sept. 23: Class at 10:15am
Sept. 29-30: Confirmation Retreat – First Congo Church (6pm, Saturday – 10am, Sunday)

Oct. 7: Class at 10:15am
Oct. 7: Night Ministry Cook/Serve (1:30pm – 5:30pm)
Oct. 14: No Class – Organized help at Rummage Drop-Off
Oct. 21: Crop Walk! 12:30pm (registration) – 3pm @ First Congo La Grange Oct. 28: Class at 10:15am
Oct. 28: Night Ministry Cook/Serve (1:30pm – 5:30pm)

Nov. 4: Class at 10:15am
Nov. 4: Night Ministry Cook/Serve (1:30pm – 5:30pm) Nov. 11: Class at 10:15am
Nov. 14: HCS Food Pantry (4:15pm – 6:30pm)
Nov. 18: Class at 10:15am
Nov. 25: Night Ministry Cook/Serve (1:30pm – 5:30pm)

Dec. 2: Class at 10:15am
Dec. 2: Night Ministry Cook/Serve (1:30pm – 5:30pm) Dec. 9: Class at 10:15am
Dec. 16: Class at 10:15am
Dec. 16: Night Ministry Cook/Serve (1:30pm – 5:30pm) Dec. 23: Night Ministry Cook/Serve (1:30pm – 5:30pm) Dec. 30: Night Ministry Cook/Serve (1:30pm – 5:30pm)

Jan. 6: Worship Attendance (10:30am) + Lunch discussion (11:30am-12:30pm)
Jan. 12: (Saturday) Feed My Starving Children 1:15pm – 4:30pm @ Schaumburg location Jan. 13: Class at 10:15am
Jan. 20: FIRST EVENING CLASS, 5pm (Seim Room)
Jan. 23: HCS Food Pantry (4:15pm – 6:30pm)
Jan. 27: Class at 5pm (Seim Room)

Feb. 3: Worship Attendance, Youth Sunday & Family Worship Feb. 10: Class at 5pm (Seim Room)
Feb. 18: Fellowship Outing – TBD
Feb. 24: Class at 5pm (Seim Room)
Feb. 27: HCS Food Pantry (4:15pm – 6:30pm)

March 3: Worship Attendance (10:30am) + Lunch discussion (11:30am-12:30pm)
March 9: (Saturday) Feed My Starving Children 1:15pm – 4:30pm @ Schaumburg location March 10: Class at 5pm (Seim Room)
March 17: Class at 5pm (Seim Room)
March 24 & 31: No class (spring break)

April 7: Class at 5pm (Seim Room)
April 14: Class at 5pm (Seim Room)
April 21: Easter – no confirmation class
April 27-28: Overnight Retreat at Camp Manitoqua (Saturday, 10:30am – Sunday, 10:30am)

May 5: Confirmation Sunday [Breakfast at 9; worship service and Rite of Confirmation at 10:30]