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.
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.
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.
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.