Confirmation

Confirmation

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...

September 30, 2020
  • Shalom Group

    September 30, 2020  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.

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October 1, 2020
  • Thursday Book Study

    October 1, 2020  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    This study group meets by Zoom Video Conference on Thursday. Currently reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Small Wonder, a book of essays.

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October 4, 2020
  • Virtual Worship

    October 4, 2020  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    Virtual Worship takes place on Zoom each Sunday at 9:30 am. Please join our email list for a link to the worship service.

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  • Pet Blessing

    October 4, 2020  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    Our annual Blessing of the Animals will take place on theday the Church commemorates St. Francis, October 4th.  We’ll gather on the church lawn at 12:30 pmfor a time of prayer and blessing the animals who are part of our lives, and togive thanks to God for the pets that have died in the past year.  COVID-19 precautions will be taken.  Please wear a mask and keep 6 feet ofdistance between you and other family groups. We look forward to this gathering of friends as we thank God for animalsof the world.

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