Confirmation is a two year program which seeks to nurture and strengthen a sense of the Spirit within the youth to give them a solid basis of knowledge upon which to build their faith. Classroom time offers a basic foundation in the Christian faith and membership in the body of Christ. In addition to classroom time, visits to other churches to witness the variety of worship styles available to Christians, service projects within our church and community, attendance in confirmation camp, and other experiential opportunities are offered. A mentor program is also a vital part of this program. The pastor and lay leadership work together to create a meaningful and vibrant experience for our Confirmands.
It is our desire to build a sense of community among our youth and to blend the confirmation experience into the larger offerings of education, worship, fellowship and service for our children and youth. Thus parents, mentors and staff at Sylvania UCC work to encourage youth participation in all aspects of church life.
Confirmation is open to any 7th and 8th grade youth or high school youth who have not previously been confirmed. Classes are on scheduled Sundays, September-May, 6:00-7:30 p.m.