Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Confirmation Classes in April

Confirmation Classes in April are for 7th & 8th Graders on the following dates with the following topics:

April 8: Can I be a Christian without going to church?
April 15: Why should I follow Jesus: can’t I just say I believe him?
April 22: Can I do something bad enough to make God stop loving me?

Reminder to 8th Graders:
•Be sure to stop into the church office by 5 p.m. on April 8th to be measured for your confirmation robe & stole, and $20 to pay for these items.
•By April 22, the following items are due: Confirmation Bible Verse, Confirmation Curriculum Assessment, & Affirming Faith Project
 •On April 29, Van Allen Classic Photography will be taking pictures of confirmands and pastors in the St. John's Sanctuary, beginning at 5 p.m. Following the pictures, a run-through of the Confirmation Worship Service will be held until complete.
•Confirmation Sunday is May 3, 2015. This will be a morning filled with a variety of celebrations at St. John’s. Please invite all of your family, friends, and baptismal sponsors to come and join you all morning for this special day! Confirmands are asked to join the congregation in the fellowship hall at 9:45 a.m. for coffee, donuts, and a special cake, so that St. John’s members can greet and celebrate with the confirmands. At 10:30 a.m., confirmands will be asked to gather in the Heritage Lounge to dress in their robes & stoles, and have parents & others make sure everyone is looking good. At the beginning of the 11 a.m. worship service, the confirmands will process in from the narthex and sit together as a group in the front of the worship space for the duration of the service. In the midst of the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism, parents, sponsors, and other family will be invited to come forward and lay hands on their confirmand as we ask God’s blessing upon each of them.  

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