The Rite of Confirmation is celebrated on Reformation Sunday each year that we have youth ready to be confirmed. Confirmation is the act of affirming one’s Baptism (especially if one was baptized as an infant) and becoming an adult member of the congregation. Our Confirmation program at Abiding Presence is three years long, for youth in 6th-8th grade. The class meets September through May weekly (except for weeks when the Rochester Community Schools are on break.) Each one of the three years of instruction focus on three topics in turn: Old Testament, New Testament, and Luther’s Small Catechism. In preparation for the Rite of Confirmation the youth meet with Pastor Sharon in the fall of the 9th grade year to prepare a statement of faith that is presented on the evening before Reformation Sunday.
This Week's Events...
Thursday Morning Book Study
February 21, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Thursday Morning study group is reading Anne Lamott's book titled Almost Everything: Notes on Hope, which is a collection of essays on life and faith. In humorous and poignant stories, she discusses the challenges and joys of being human in the time in which we live. Please join us Thursday Morning in the conference room of the church office. Newcomers are always welcome.
February 21, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm