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Confirmation

A message to Confirmation Families amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

Although we are practicing social distancing at this time, please know that God is with you and He is listening to your prayers. 

Use this time to strengthen your faith, deepen your conversations with God and feel His unwavering love for you. Search scripture for messages of healing, messages of hope, and messages of courage. Let the Word of God lift you up when you are down and guide you when you are feeling uncertain. His plan is bigger than all of us and we don't need to understand it to accept it as our truth. 

We will continue to update resources and links to learning during this time. We will also continue to send email updates. You can find and print out lessons by clicking on the links to the right. We have also added a couple of links to YouTube videos made by other organizations. These links may contain advertisements and are not affiliated with St. James. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  

Peace be with you,

Your Confirmation Team (Cindi, Holly, Laura, Mark, Mary & Elizabeth)

 

St. James Confirmation

The confirmation program at St. James is an exciting, multi-faceted program that helps students gain an understanding of the Lutheran Faith and prepares them to become full-fledged members of the congregation.

The 7th and 8th grade students participate in a dynamic program that incorporates the St. James mission: Receive, Grow, Give. In addition to weekly Sunday morning classes, the students are required to attend 20 worship services a year. Additionally, each student is required to assist during worship services: once in the fall and once in the spring. Students can choose between Reading and Ushering.

In addition to classes and worship attendance/participation, we focus on giving back to the community. Students are required to complete 5 hours of community service. These service hours can come from a variety of different sources. Some examples include, helping at the Food Pantry, with Angel’s Wish, or helping with the Community Meal hosted by St. James on the first Wednesday of each month. There are many opportunities throughout the year for the students to get the needed 5 hours.

Once the two-year program is completed, students participate in an Affirmation of Baptism service, also known as Confirmation service. This service is usually in late October.