A 2014 confirmand proudly shows off his Jesus socks after the confirmation service.

Confirmation at Epiphany UCC

 

Epiphany, in partnership with Ravenswood UCC, has a thriving two-year confirmation program that usually begins in the 7th grade and ends at the end of the 8th grade (though youth sometimes begin in the 8th grade as well).  Youth from other churches or faith traditions are welcome to join us.  Classes usually meet twice a month during the school week from 7-9 PM.  Periodically, local visits to other churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples are taken by the confirmands as part of the learning process about their own burgeoning faith and the faith of others.  Confirmands are encouraged to make their own decision about whether or not to be confirmed at the end of their two-year confirmation journey - and parents are encouraged to respect and honor that decision.  Classes range from 3-12 students beginning the confirmation journey each year, with the first year focusing on learning more about the Bible and how to interpret it as young adults.  The second year focuses on the theology, history, and beliefs of the Church.  Questions are encouraged - doubts are OK - and answers are often attempted, but none are guaranteed to satisfy.  What is usually appreciated about our Confirmation program by both parents and youth is that youth are treated with respect and encouraged to think about their faith in God and to learn new ways of experiencing their Christian faith as young adults. 

 

A new Confirmation class begins in the fall of 2019 - the schedule is posted below.  For more information, please contact Pastor Kevin at the church office - 773-281-4144

Monthly Meeting Schedule 2019

September 2019

Meeting One:  Introduction to the Early Church Up Until the Reformation

Date:  Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 PM

Meeting Two:  The Protestant Reformation
Date: Tuesday, Sep 24 at 7:00 PM

October 2019

Meeting Three:  Post-Reformation & The United Church of Christ
Date: Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM

Meeting Four:  United Church of Christ Statement of Faith / Uniqueness
Date: Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM

November 2019

Meeting Five: The Sacraments & Your Local Church
Date:  Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 PM

Meeting Six:  Meaning of Jesus’ Life, Death, and Resurrection
Date: Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 PM

December 2019

Meeting Seven: Worship at another religious community 
Date: TBA

Meeting Eight: Embracing Religious Diversity as a Christian
Date: Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 PM

 

 

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2008 W Bradley Place, Chicago, IL 60618

Sunday Worship - 10:30 AM

office 773-281-4144

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