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Confirmation

Hold fast the confession of our hope... Hebrews 10: 23

We have a great tradition here at First Presbyterian in our Confirmation class. Our students spend their 6th grade year of Sunday school in confirmation. This is the class that prepares students for making a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ and thereby joining our church. Of course, most importantly, this is the year we explore what it means to have a personal relationship with Christ.

Our program is entitled: The Top 35 Bible Passages: The Verses You Can't Live Without. We’ll study the essential content of the Scriptures with a particular focus on how to know God through Jesus Christ as he is revealed in his Word. Every lesson will be jam-packed with important material. Indeed, of all the things your child will study and do this year, none will be as important as Confirmation class. We can make such a bold claim not because we at the church are so great, but because God’s Word is the truth that leads to everlasting life. We want your children to have the knowledge that leads to salvation and an eternal loving relationship with God.

First Day of Confirmation Class is Sunday, September 13 in room 220 of the Sanctuary Building. In these pivoting stay-at-home COVID-19 days, we are trying something new for our Confirmation class. Students have the option of participating in class in person or via ZOOM. Click below for the ZOOM link (the link remains the same for the entire year). 

Confirmation ZOOM Link

Students, please remember, you are required to fill out ten Sermon Notes sheets per semester or 20 for the year. A handy link is below. After filling it out, you may take a photo of it and email to Jaci Gaspard.

Sermon Notes


Confirmation Get-to-Know-You Gathering

Friday, September 18, from 6-8 pm we are planning a gathering for our new Confirmation class in the First Presbyterian Church Gym. Join the youth team for great food and awesome games planned by the amazing Paula Walker! RSVP is required using the link provided. Before the 18th, please read our Covid-19 policies below and print out the required forms.

Sign Up for the Gathering

 

Check In Procedures
 
What to Expect:
  • Check in at the Youth/Confirmation tent in the terraced garden
  • Temp check (99.4 or less) and attendance sticker given by staff.
  • Please fill out below forms and email to Jessica Saffell. Alternately you may bring the original on Sunday morning. This is only required at the first event you attend. We will keep it on file after the first visit.
  • We ask that parents do not enter the youth hall.
  • Masks must be worn by all students and adults when they are not teaching.

Parent Partnership and Wellness Agreement

Assumption Risk Waiver

Questions? Please email Jessica Saffell.

Confirmation Memory Verses

STORY SET 1: IN THE BEGINNING
Memory Passage: Psalm 139: 13-14

September 13
Genesis 1: 1, 25-28, 31
God Made the World

September 20
Genesis 2: 5-9; 15-25
Psalm 139
God Made You On Purpose

September 27
Genesis 3: 1-24
Fall: We Messed Up

October 4
Genesis 12: 1-4
Genesis 18: 1-15
Abraham and Sarah

October 11
Genesis 22: 1-18
The Horror: Sacrifice of Isaac

 

STORY SET 2: RADICAL SALVATION
Memory Passage: Deuteronomy 6: 4-6

October 18
Exodus 3: 1-17
God Hears: The Call of Moses

October 25
Exodus 12: 21-28
Exodus 14 19-31
God Saves: The Passover and Exodus

November 1
Exodus 19: 1-6
Exodus 20: 1-17
God Speaks: The Ten Commandments

November 8
Exodus 32
We Forget: The Golden Calf

November 15
Deuteronomy 6: 4-25
The Purpose of All These Words

 

STORY SET 3: THE PROMISED MESSIAH
Memory Passage: Psalm 23 (KJV)

November 22
Psalm 23
Our Shepherd God

November 29
Thanksgiving Break

December 6
Luke 1: 26-38
Matthew 1: 18-25
Mary and Joseph

December 13
Luke 2: 1-7
The Story of Christmas

December 20
John 1: 1-14
The Mystery and the Mystical

December 28
No Class

 

STORY SET 4: JESUS' MINISTRY
Memory Passage:
John 1: 1-5
John 3: 16

January 3
Matthew 3: 13-4: 11
Baptism and Temptation of Jesus

January 10
Luke 5: 1-11
Calling Disciples

January 17
Polar Thang Retreat

January 24
John 3: 1-18
Nic at Night

January 31
Luke 15: 11-32
Two Different Brothers

February 7
Luke 10: 25-37
The Good Samaritan

February 21
Luke 19: 1-10
Last Man In

 

STORY SET 5: JESUS' PASSION
Memory Passage:
Romans 3: 23
Romans 5: 8
Romans 6: 23

February 28
Matthew 26: 17-46
The Lord's Supper and Gethsemane

March 7
Matthew 26: 47-75
Arrested and Tried

March 14
Matthew 27: 32-56
Crucified

March 21
Matthew 28: 1-20
Resurrected

March 28
Palm Sunday

April 4
Easter

April 11
Luke 24: 13-35
On Emmaus Road

April 18
Acts 1: 1-11
ascended and Returning

April 25
The Questions of Membership

May 2
Review in Morning
Confirmation at 4 pm

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of
God the Father Almighty;
From thence he shall come to judge
The quick and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
The holy catholic church;
The communion of saints;
The forgiveness of sins;
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting, amen.
 
The Lord's Prayer
 
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.?Amen.