Youth & Adult Confirmation in September
Youth in middle & high school are invited to consider confirming their faith. Join us for two classes where we will discuss the tenants of our faith and the meaning of confirming our baptismal vows.
Two Classes: Sunday, Sept. 11th and Sunday, Sept. 18th. 11:45 am to 1:15 pm (3rd Floor of the Admin. Bldg.)
Confirmation Sunday will be Sunday, September 25th, 2022 at the 10:30 am Worship Service
If you have a child in 7th grade or above that would like to be confirmed this year, please contact Kerry Ruff for more information. The 2022 date will be Sunday, September 25th.
Interested in being Confirmed or Received at St. John's?
Contact Canon Chris Hackett for more information.
What Exactly does it mean to be Confirmed?
By The Reverend Canon Christopher J. Hackett
Confirmation is defined in the prayer book as a mature public affirmation of faith and commitment to the responsibilities of Baptism. Traditionally, it is seen as the sacramental rite of joining the Episcopal Church and the larger Anglican Communion. You might have noticed a large number of adults being “received” into the church. The Episcopal church has changed its perspective; before we only received Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians into our communion, and we confirmed everyone else from other denominations, such as Baptist, Methodist, etc. Now all adults who have been baptized in different traditions are to be received into the communion. Theologically, this is affirming the validity of other denominations’ mature public affirmations of faith.