Our confirmation program is designed for students ages 8th grade and up who wish to learn more about what it means to confirm for themselves the promises made at their baptism. We use the Episcopal Confirm not Conform: Presbyterian Edition curriculum, a youth confirmation program that exposes youth to a wide range of topics, including Scripture, sacraments, creeds, heresy, prayer, other religions, and serving others, and asks them to think through what they believe and why.
Confirm not Conform emphasizes finding one’s own voice rather than simply conforming to an external standard. It is a program that respects the work youth and adults do as they explore their faith, trusting that when people put in the effort to articulate what they believe and why, they will make good choices about
their next step in faith.
Classes meet for 18 Sundays throughout the school year. Before the school year begins, we head to Covenant Harbor for a weekend retreat and we end the year with an all-church celebration on a Saturday in the weeks leading up to Confirmation, which is celebrated on Pentecost.