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Ascension Sunday in 2024 is May 12. How will Josh Bennett and I prepare our group of youth confirmands?
- We gather for 9 Sunday teaching sessions (11.15-12.00 in Ascension’s Room 103). We return in time for Communion. See the Sunday dates (generally the second or third Sunday each month, starting February 19) and topics below.
- Confirmands and their mentors unite immediately after that monthly 11am worship service and teaching session for pizza and a conversation in Ascension’s Hunt Rooms, working through the assignments provided, finishing at 2pm.
- Each Confirmand will have two mentors, the first for four sessions, the second mentor for five more.
- Each Confirmand receives a Binder for their notes and assignments.
- Confirmands also receive a Bible, a Journaling book and their copy of the Anglican Catechism.
- Each will undertake a capstone ministry project with a mentor during the summer of 2023 as well as completing a summer reading assignment.
- We finish with a night-away retreat in the Laurel Highlands on Friday April 12, 2024.
Feb 19 2023 – How does Jesus save us from the world, the flesh and the devil? (with Mentor 1)
Mar 19 2023 – Why the ten commandments today? (Mentor 1)
Apr 16 2023 – How does God speak to us through the Bible? (Mentor 1)
May 14 2023 – What are the ministries of the church? (Mentor 1)
Summer 2023 – Summer reading, your capstone project, and memorizing the Nicene Creed
Sep 17 2023 – Why the Nicene Creed today? (with Mentor 2)
Oct 15 2023 – Praying to God our Father, creator of Heaven & Earth (Mentor 2)
Nov 19 2023 – Trusting Jesus who, for us and for our Salvation came down from Heaven (Mentor 2)
Feb 18 2024 – On the third day, he rose again. So what? (Mentor 2)
March 17 2024 – He will come again in glory to judge. Is this good news? (Mentor 2).
April 12-13 2024 – Friday evening to Saturday afternoon; Confirmation retreat in the Laurel Highlands. ‘We believe in the Holy Spirit’ and general Q&A.
May 12 2024 – Confirmation Service at Ascension!