Confirmation

Our Rector, Bevan Stanley, periodically leads a Confirmation class.  The class is open to anyone who is in ninth grade or older. It is not assumed that everyone who takes the class will choose to be confirmed. Rather, the purpose of the class is to provide enough information so that each participant can decide for themselves whether to reaffirm the vows of the Baptismal Covenant previously made on their behalf by their parents and god-parents. This is a chance to ask questions, to explore one’s beliefs and doubts, and to engage in frank and honest conversation about all the different aspects of our tradition, our personal faith, and the practice of our religion.

In the past the text for the teenagers was “My Faith, My Life” by Jennifer Gamber, and for the adults “Your Faith, Your Life” also by Jennifer Gamber. They cover roughly the same material, but in slightly different order. They are available from Amazon.com for class-time preparation. The class will, of course, also uses the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. Each student should have access to these at home.

Please contact Bevan at rector@stmichaels-litchfield.org or 860-491-5024 if you are interested in Conformation.