Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them,
so that everyone may see your progress.-1 Timothy 4:15
2020-21 Confirmation Class Expectations
Worship Attendance- Beginning September 13
For the duration of the school year, potential confirmands will be expected to attend worship weekly. When safe and appropriate we encourage Sunday morning in person worship. The online worship will continue and can be viewed as your schedule permits.
Small Group Participation- Beginning September 13
For the duration of the school year, potential confirmands will be expected to participate in a small group 3 out of every 4 weeks.
Informational Meetings – September 10
The meeting is required for at least one parent, confirmands are encouraged to attend.
Classes meet Monday or Thursday afternoons for one-hour. Monday from 6pm to 7 pm, and Thursday from 4:15-5:15 PM, in the Carriage House. The Bold underlined dates are the first time the material is presented - In person class (socially distanced and masked) is preferred but if necessary, we will consider other options.
October 5, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14,
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 22,
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 19, 26,
May (make ups) 3,10
October 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 8, 22, 29
May (make ups) 6, 13
What if I have to miss a class?
What if it is snowing?
Please familiarize yourself with our weather cancellation policy - see below
Confirmation Field Trip - Saturday March 27, 2021
Start time is 8am. More information will be released soon.
Mandatory Retreat Weekend - Friday April 23 - Sunday 25, 2021
The retreat is a required event for all confirmands. The cost for meals, lodging, and materials will be $145 per person, and registration will be held separately. (If this fee presents a burden, we can extend you a scholarship.)
Bishop Bickerton’s Confirmation Rally - TBA (early-mid May)
Our Bishop desires to meet with all Confirmands in the Conference. Our class will attend the rally which is generally held the second Saturday of May. We will give you more details as we learn them. The event is free.
All confirmands will meet in the sanctuary on Saturday, May 15, at 10 AM - Noon, for rehearsal.
Confirmation Sunday is May 16, 2021.
Weather Cancellation Policy
Our Bulk Text Messaging System
At Jesse Lee Youth, we use a bulk text messaging system to enhance communications to our members and their parents. As we collect cell phone numbers via our medical release and other registration forms, they are automatically added to the bulk texting system. Parents and members can opt out of receiving text messages by replying STOP to any message they receive.
If you are not receiving our text messages but would like to, please let us know.
Annual Medical Release Form
A satisfactorily-completed and signed Annual Medical Release Form is required to be on file for everyone participating in the Confirmation Journey. Release forms can be found on our website.
This is not a small list of requirements, and we realize teenagers’ schedules are tight. But confirmation is not something to be entered into lightly, nor is it simply a rite-of-passage or an item on a checklist. A firm foundation in Christianity will help to ensure a successful future and healthy relationships. Please join me with a positive reinforcement of the process.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Bill Phofl.
Download the 2021 Required Confirmation Dates