In Confirmation, students explore the Christian faith and take personal ownership of the promises made on their behalf by parents, sponsors and the church at baptism. Easter’s confirmation program utilizes:
* Large group religious learning
* Small group faith discussion
* Family faith practice
* Individual spiritual growth and service
Program Years and Focus
For more information regarding the Confirmation Program, contact Pastor Sarah Clark. For registration, payment or Service and Growth questions, please contact Jennifer Peloquin.
Service and Growth
As part of the confirmation program, students are required to complete 40 hours of service and 25 hours of growth prior to their confirmation. See the 2012-13 Confirmation Service and Growth Brochure for details. Download a confirmation service form or growth form.
We use mentor groups to support youth and encourage the development of the community of faith. Students in the confirmation program will be assigned an adult mentor. Mentor groups consist of five to six students. Mentors are assigned according to gender: men to boys; women to girls.
Students are offered First Communion instruction beginning in their 5th grade year. All confirmation students are encouraged to complete first communion instruction by their 9th grade year.
Confirmation Opportunities for Growth and Service (C.O.G.S.)
C.O.G.S. is held one Sunday a month, at Easter by the Lake, September through April. Summer camp confirmation students and mentors are required to attend C.O.G.S. Parents are always invited as well as Wednesday night confirmation students and mentors. The events are excellent service and growth opportunities for all ages. C.O.G.S. is provided specifically to gather all mentor groups on a regular basis. 2013-2014 C.O.G.S. schedule.
6th Grade Confirmation Information Meeting
Sunday, January 26, Noon-1:30 p.m., Easter by the Lake
The purpose of this meeting is to allow families the opportunity to discern which confirmation option for the 7th grade confirmation year is best for their child: Wednesday nights or summer camp. Fee information, service and growth hours, and other details of confirmation ministry will be shared. Summer confirmation camp will be held at Camp Wapo the week of Sunday, August 10 through Friday, August 15. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to attend this session together. Please bring your checkbook if you wish to register for confirmation on this day. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Sarah at email@example.com or 651-452-3680.