The Episcopal Church looks at confirmation as a “mature affirmation of one’s faith”, often viewed as affirming the vows made on one’s behalf in baptism. Rather than knowing and adhering to a static set of knowledge or belief system about God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), a more holistic way to view confirmation is a willing engagement in wanting to know and explore their relationship with God (asking all those good questions), wanting to be disciples of Jesus (love one another in mind, body, and soul), and wanting to be open to how God will direct their lives, through the Holy Spirit. Knowledge of the Book of Common Prayer is also important in claiming our Episcopal tradition as their pathway into the knowledge and presence of God.
We have been offering a four-week series on the basic tenets of our faith: the doctrine of the Trinity, the Ten Commandments, the Great Commission, the Bible, the Creeds (Apostle and Nicene), and the Sacraments (Baptism and Holy Eucharist) as preparation for Confirmation.
Our young people will be confirmed by our Bishop, The Right Rev. Audrey Scanlan, on February 11, 2018. We invite all to be with us for this joyous occasion!