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...
January 27, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Shalom Group has been learning about and discussing being an anti-racist person of faith. We invite members and friends of Abiding Presence to join us on Zoom.
Thursday Book Study
January 28, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
Our book is Anchored in the Current: Discovering Howard Thurman as Educator, Activist, Guide and Prophet, edited by Gregory C. Ellison, II. Contemporary scholars and activists discuss the important work of Thurman, a mystic, activist and educator during the Civil Rights era in the U.S. It is said that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. never went anywhere without a Bible and a copy of Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited. Read this book with others from church to learn about Thurman and his contribution to American religious life and to activists pursuing racial justice.
January 31, 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
January 31, 2021 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Our Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 31st at 10:30 am. This year our meeting will be on Zoom following our virtual worship service. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.