Confirmation 2017

Adult Confirmation Classes

Confirmation classes will be held at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, January 14 through April 15. Confirmation will be Sunday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Beginning Sunday, January 14, a series of 12 classes are being offered to adults and youth who wish to make a public affirmation of their faith by either being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church and for those who wish to reaffirm their faith.

The first three classes are “The Anglican Ethos” on January 14, and “Wild Water and Full-Body Prayer: Rituals in the Episcopal Church” on January 21 and 28. All will be offered at 10:15 a.m. in Colhoun A.

Additional topics to be covered include how the Episcopal Church works, what we believe as Episcopalians, our liturgy and music, The Book of Common Prayer, and the sacraments. The remaining nine classes are being held in the chapel on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. (except for February 4, the day of the Annual Meeting, and Easter Sunday, April 1) in conjunction with classes for youth confirmands.

Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation: Which is right for you? 

Confirmation is a mature, public affirmation of your faith, celebrated by the prayers and laying on of hands by our bishop. It is a celebration of your baptism and your desire to live out your faith in the Episcopal Church.  If you were baptized as a child (in any denomination) but never did confirmation, this rite is for you.

Reception is for those who have been baptized and confirmed in a Christian denomination that has a ritual of confirmation (such as Methodists, Catholics, or Lutherans) who wish to join the Episcopal Church.

Reaffirmation of Faith is for those who have been baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church, but in a church other than St. Paul’s.

Registration

All are welcome to attend any of the classes, but if you wish to be confirmed or received or to reaffirm your faith, you must complete a registration form on or before Sunday, January 28. To register or ask questions about any aspect of your decision to join the Episcopal Church, contact the Rev. Sara C. Ardrey-Graves at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1211, or sardrey-graves@stpauls-ws.org.