Confirmation class stands at front of church
Confirmands walk out of church after receiving confirmation

Confirmation Information and Forms 2021-22

Welcome to Wellesley Village Church Confirmation Class 2021-22

Goals Include:

  • Having fun and being inspired by God’s Good Spirit and each other.
  • Learning about the Christian life and faith through Scripture, Christian practices, and community.
  • Exploring a personal relationship with God, Jesus and God’s Holy Spirit.
  • Building strong, faith-filled and trusting relationships with each other.
  • Growing as disciples – in joy and in service – being vessels of God’s love in the world.

Expectations:

  • Attend weekly, Wednesday night meetings, from 7-8:30pm outside (weather permitting), in the Chapel or youth room (masks on when inside)
  • A commitment not to miss more than 3 Wednesday night meetings throughout the year.
  • Let Pam know whenever you are unable to attend confirmation.
  • Attend two weekend retreats.
  • Attend at least one Sunday worship service (either 9am or 10am) 5 times a year with your family and answer questions about your experience. One worship service during each of the time blocks listed below:
    • November (Ordinary Time)
    • December (Advent)
    • January (Christmas/Epiphany)
    • February/March (Lent)
    • April (Lent/Easter)
  • Please fill out a registration form for your child for our records
    • Confirmation registration form 2021-22. Please fill out and email it back to Pam Emslie  or bring your child’s registration form with you to our Confirmation Informational Meeting next Wednesday, October 27, at 7pm.  This meeting will last one hour.

Fee

  • When paying with PayPal, please add your child’s name in the “Add a note” section.
  • OR, write a check payable to Wellesley Village Church and note

“Confirmation Fall Retreat, 2021,” and insert your check (and paperwork if you’d like) in the blue youth programs locked drop off box located in the church mailroom on the wall to your right as you walk in the door.  This locked blue box is marked “Youth Programs.”

Weekly routine

  • We meet most Wednesday nights from 7-8:30pm (see Confirmation schedule)
  • Pizza dinner, games, faith exploration, meaningful discussions and prayer.
  • If a Wednesday is not listed on the schedule we are NOT meeting.
  • We will meet 3 times in the fall of 2022 to regroup and prepare for Confirmation Sunday. Two of these meetings take place on a Sunday and one on a Monday prior to High School Youth Group.

Communication

  • If there are any changes in the schedule you will be notified in advance through email.
  • All other correspondences will be posted in our Family Life @ Village Church news sent out weekly on Tuesdays.
  • If the Wellesley Public Schools cancel, due to weather, there is no confirmation class.

Mark your calendar

Confirmation Retreats

November 13-14, 2021 – retreat to Craigville Retreat Center on Cape Cod.

Please read the retreat information sheet and fill out the 3 forms. You’ll find links below to the information sheet and the 3 forms so you can fill them out on line and email them back to me. Or, you can bring the filled out 3 forms with you to our Confirmation Information Meeting, this Wednesday, October 27th at 7pm in the Chapel. This meeting is for BOTH parents and confirmands.

March 26–27, 2022 – Spring Confirmation Retreat to Craigville Retreat Center on Cape Cod

April 16-23, 2022– Youth Program Service Project to Santa Fe, New Mexico

October 15, 2022 – Confirmation Sunday rehearsal 12:30-2pm

October 16, 2022 – Confirmation Sunday – 10am worship service (arrive at the church at 8:45am)

Weekly meetings for 2021-22 Confirmation Year

7–8:30pm Wednesdays:  If a date is not listed here, we do not have confirmation class

  • October: 27 – Information meeting for BOTH parents and confirmands
  • November: 3, 10, 17
  • November 13-14: Fall Confirmation Retreat (see information above).
  • December: 1, 8, 15
  • January: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • February: 2, 9, 16
  • March: 2 (Ash Wednesday), 9, 16, 30
  • March 26-27: Spring Confirmation Retreat
  • April: 6, 27
  • April 16-23 SERVICE PROJECT
  • May: 4, 11

————–Summer break —————-

  • September 21, 28
  • October 5, 12
  • October 15: Confirmation Sunday rehearsal 12:30-2pm
  • October 16: Confirmation Sunday 8:45am – 12pm

Reminder: if a date is not listed on this calendar, we do NOT have confirmation class.

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