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. 

Monthly Meeting Schedule 2020

September 2019

January 2020

 

Meeting Nine: How to Understand And Interpret the Bible: Part 1

Date: Tuesday, January 14 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Meeting Ten: Our Fore Parents: Abraham, Sarah and How Christians Understand The Old Testament/Jewish Bible

Date: Tuesday, January 28 from 7-8:30 PM

 

February 2020

 

Meeting Eleven: The Liberator, The Exodus, and The Conquest: Moses, Joseph, and Joshua and David

Date: Tuesday, February 11 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Meeting Twelve: The Wisdom Books and Israel’s Prophets

Date: Tuesday, February 25 from 7-8:30 PM

 

March 2020

 

Meeting Thirteen: Introduction To The New Testament/Manga Messiah, Part 1/Prep for Confirmation – Led worship service

Date: Tuesday, March 10 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Confirmation-Led Worship Service – Sunday, March 22

 

Meeting Fourteen: Jesus Story/Manga Messiah, Part 2

Date: Tuesday, March 24 from 7-8:30 PM

 

April 2019—CPS Holiday is April 6-10, 2020

 

Meeting Fifteen: Pentecost & the Church Letters of the New Testament/Revelation

Date: Tuesday, April 14 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Visiting Trinity United Church of Christ (evening worship)

Date: Tuesday, April 19 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Meeting Sixteen: Exploring What you Believe/Creating Personal Creeds

Date: Tuesday, April 28 from 7-8:30 PM

 

May 2020

 

Meeting Sixteen: Confirmation Testing

Date: Tuesday, May 5 from 7-8:30 PM

 

Confirmation Sunday – May 17, 2019

 

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