Welcome to Confirmation Central!
This is the spot to find the most up-to-date information for the Confirmation program at Zion for the 2020-21 year.
7TH and 8TH GRADERS: Our next session over Zoom is Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 PM
If you missed the first and/or second weeks, you can also view video recordings of our Oct 7 and Oct 14 Zoom sessions, you can get to them by clicking here. This page is password protected and the videos are unlisted on YouTube, so no one but your fellow Confirmation classmates will have access to these videos. Just email Pastor Erin at email@example.com to ask for the password.
To access our October 21 online gathering, go to this link (it takes you to a ZOOM meeting):
This is the same link as last week and you will be able to use it all year long.
You can also get to the meeting by clicking on the link below:
Meeting ID: 882 5140 2644
If you’ve never used ZOOM, you’ll need to download the application to your computer or smartphone, which only takes a minute. You can sign up for a free account and download the app here: https://zoom.us/
This year Confirmation will be held weekly online. This will help us have the most consistent Confirmation experience while anticipating that a number of students will be quarantined during the school year. We’ll also have a few youth events in-person (outdoors as long as weather allows, for example, s’mores nights in the parking lot), and you should plan to attend some of these.
We will be studying the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostles’ Creed and will take about 15 weeks to cover these.
Our tentative schedule is to meet online on these dates (Wednesday evenings online 6:30-7:30):
October 7, 14, 21, & 28
November 4, 11, & 18
[No Confirmation meetings in December, but plan for some kind of Wednesday evening worship experience during Advent: December 2, 9, & 16]
January 13, 20, & 27
February 3, 10, 17, & 24
(Our meeting time may change for Feb. 17 & 24 and March 3 because of Lent services.)
9th-grade families, Pastor Erin will be contacting you soon to talk further about Confirmation plans for this year.
This is your final Confirmation year! This year will involve service projects, meetings with a faith mentor, and your capstone project, called the Credo Project. 10th-graders and parents, please plan to attend one of two online ZOOM meetings for planning and orienting to the 10th-grade Confirmation year. (The same info will be presented at both—you can pick the one that fits into your schedule.)
Sunday, November 1 at 4:00 PM
Meeting ID: 815 6493 2416
Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 852 4362 8506
Confirmation Sunday 2020 is October 25 at the 10:45 service (we’re having an additional service on that Sunday to accommodate Confirmation families). Remember that our Covid safety precautions are to limit our attendance to approximately 70 people at the service with all wearing face coverings (we have some at the church for those who don’t bring one from home).
11th graders will have Confirmation service rehearsal with Pastor Erin on Saturday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for Credo Project information (updated with new due date of October 23, 2020). Plan to have your display at the church by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 23. (If you need to bring it in later than 5:00, just let Pastor Erin know 🙂 )
We will also need you to complete an information form in order to put together a folder highlighting all of the Confirmands for the bulletin on Confirmation Sunday. Click below to print it out and drop it off at the church (along with your photos), or you can snap a photo of it and text or email it to Pastor Erin. Photos can also be texted or emailed.
You can also take a look at this list of possible Confirmation Bible verses (you’ll need to choose one for Confirmation Sunday):
The only other thing to complete before Confirmation Sunday is your Faith Conversation with Pastor Erin. To sign up for your time slot, just click on the SignUp Genius link below.