Home Connect Confirmation


Confirmation is the sacramental rite in which the candidates “express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 860). Those who were baptized at an early age and those baptized as adults without laying on of hands by a bishop are expected to make a mature public affirmation of their faith, recommit themselves to the responsibilities of their baptism, and receive laying on of hands by a bishop (BCP, p. 412). Adults baptized with the laying on of hands by a bishop are considered to be confirmed. Learn more here.

Calvary has different options for preparing for this sacramental rite:


This I Believe: Affirmations & Confirmations  | Wednesdays, Oct. 25 – Dec. 6 | 6:15 p.m.  | Orgill Room

Want to dive a little deeper into what it means to be an Episcopalian? Interested in the particular expression of a faithful life here at Calvary? Join Calvary’s clergy, staff, and our Bishop for a six-session conversation about worship, the Bible, some church history, and everything in between. This class will culminate in the opportunity to be Confirmed when the Bishop makes her annual visitation on Sunday, December 10. All are welcome regardless of how long you’ve been connected with Calvary. The class will not meet on Nov. 22.

RSVP for the Wednesday evening class.


Confirmation Class: Crash Course | Saturday, Oct. 21  | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  | Orgill Room

Paul McLain will lead a one-day sprint through a variety of Episcopal topics for those whose schedules keep them from joining the Wednesday night Confirmation community. 

RSVP for the Saturday Crash Course.


Youth Confirmation Classes | Mondays, Oct. 23-Dec. 4  | 5:30-6:30 p.m.  | Panera on Union

Confirmation classes for youth in grades 10-12 will be on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Panera Bread on Union Avenue. Our journey through the book “my faith, my life” will be led by Zach Ferguson, (occasionally) the Rev. Katherine Bush, and Jeremy Demarest. The class will not meet on Nov. 20.

RSVP for the Youth Confirmation Class.