Everything You Need to Know Confirmation 2019

For many reasons, we are postponing the Confirmation Lunch from this Sunday to next Sunday, April 14th. We will still have Confirmation this Sunday as scheduled. We apologize for this and hope you are able to join us next Sunday for lunch following 11:00 worship in the Fellowship Hall! Lunch will be provided by Libbie Market.

Confirmation Students and Parents,

Please see the calendar on this page with important information regarding Confirmation which begins on January 5, 2019 with an afternoon-long retreat at FPC. You will be receiving another email in the next week with your mentor and discussion leader assignment! 

Thank you again to those of you who came to our informational meeting a few weeks ago! It was a wonderful evening. For those of you who were not able to make it, please respond to this message indicating your child's participation. Please respond also if your child is not planning to participate at this time. 

Parents, There is also a special Confirmation parallel opportunity for you. Adult Ministry has prepared a class for you that will follow the same format and topic that your child will be learning in Confirmation. This will enable you to have important faith formative conversations at home! The class will meet during the Confirmation hour. 

Feel free to email me with any questions and to indicate your child's participation or non-participation this spring.

Thanks so much,

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Wilson Kennedy
wkennedy at fpcrichmond dot org

Schedule

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January

  • Saturday, January 5 12:00-5:00 p.m.—Pre-Confirmation Retreat at FPC

  • 6—Faith: What Do You Think It Is? (Wilson Kennedy leading)

  • 13—The Bible: Your Understandings and Your Questions (Wilson Kennedy leading) 20—The Biblical Story: What Do You Know and What Do You Wish to Know? (Jay Morgan leading)

  • 27—How does this Biblical story impact our lives every day? (Jay Morgan leading)

February

  • 3—Theology: Words About God (Wilson Kennedy leading), Confirmation Lunch at 12:15 p.m.

  • 10—Who is this God you speak of? (Wilson Kennedy leading)

  • 17—What is Sin? What is Salvation? Why are we talking about this in one session?! (Wilson Kennedy leading)

  • 24—Love Made Flesh: Jesus (Wilson Kennedy leading)

March

  • 3—The Holy Spirit: God continually with us (Wilson Kennedy leading)

  • 10—No Class

  • 17—What is your experience of church? What even is this place? (Wilson Kennedy teaching)

  • 24—What is worship? Why do we worship in the way we do? (Leaders TBD) March 31—No Class

April

  • 7—Making Disciples of All Nations: Mission (Ingrid Addison leading), Confirmation Lunch at 12:15 p.m.

  • 14—Deep Questions and the Life of Faith (Errol Rohr leading)

  • 21—No Class

  • Monday, April 22 5:00-8:00 p.m.—Confirmation wrap up with pastors, dinner, and Session meeting at 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, April 27—Confirmation Service Morning at Location TBA

  • 28—What does it mean to be Presbyterian? (Wilson Kennedy leading)

May

  • 5—Confirmation Sunday, 9:30 Brunch

Class Leaders

  • Ingrid Addison

  • Wilson Kennedy

  • Jay Morgan, Middle Level student at UPSem

  • Rev. Errol Rohr

  • Other Leaders announced very soon!

Mentors

  • To be announced very soon!

Class Discussion Leaders

  • To be announced very soon!

Class Requirements for Students

  1. Attend 12 out of 15 sessions and Confirmation Sunday. Each session will be from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall unless otherwise noted in the schedule above.

  2. Attend worship with your family at least 5 times throughout Confirmation.

  3. Spend 1-2 hours with your mentor outside Confirmation class. Mentors will be in touch with parents and students in the next few weeks.

  4. Attend the two Confirmation lunches throughout the class term, the pre-Confirmation retreat, Session dinner and meeting, Confirmation service event, and participate in Confirmation Sunday on May 5.