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.
Important Dates to Remember:
Sunday, August 13, 2023 at 10.10 am
Parents and Students meet with the Confirmation Team
Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, 2023.
Confirmation Kick Off Party/Lock In
Drop off is 6 pm August 18. Pick up is 8 am August 19.
Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 9.30 am
January 12-14, 2024
Polar Thang Retreat
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Questions of Membership
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Make Up Class
Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 4 pm
Students, please remember, you are required to fill out ten Sermon Notes sheets per semester; 20 total for the year. A handy link is below. After filling it out, you may take a photo of it and email to Jaci Gaspard.
Please take a look at our Confirmation Booklet below. It includes all the details on memory verses, important dates, student obligations, sponsoring elders, etc. It's THE Confirmation resource.
Confirmation Memory Verses
Psalm 23 (KJV)
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,
And born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
And is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
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.
Psalm 139: 13–14
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my
I praise you, for I am fearfully and
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
. . . for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God . . .
. . . but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
. . . because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.