Confirmation

Confirmation incorporates a variety of activities and experiences which will help each child to learn and appreciate the importance of a well-balanced Christian life.  The Confirmation program includes classroom instruction, small group activities and discussion, fellowship opportunities and service projects, which will help each child participate more fully in the mission and ministry of the church.  The Confirmation program comprises 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and meets Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm during the school year.


General Information…
Confirmation Calendar 2019-2020
Confirmation Handbook 2019-2020
How to Write a Sermon Report
Acolyte & Cross bearer information
Confirmation Service Hour Form 2019-2020 (Green Sheet)

Year 1 Information…
Year 1 Lesson Calendar 2019-2020
Year 1 Binder Pages
Books of the Bible Test Dates
The Ten Commandments Test Dates
Apostles Creed and Lords Prayer Tests
Old Testament Books of the Bible Song
New Testament Books of the Bible Song 

Year 2 Information…
Year 2 Lesson Calendar

Year 3 Information…
Year 3 Lesson Calendar
Retreat Covenant
2020 Retreat Permission Slip
Essay Requirements and Outline
Year 3 Confirmation Bible Verse Ideas
Bible Verse Selection Forms

Looking Ahead in Confirmation…

Wednesday 1/8 – Confirmation Meeting 6pm to 8pm **YEAR 1 & YEAR 2 TAKE-HOME TESTS DUE!

Wednesday 1/15 – Confirmation Meeting 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 1/22 – Family Service Night 6pm to 8pm **SEE INFO BELOW FOR DETAILS & SIGN UP!

Wednesday 1/29 – Confirmation Meeting 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 2/5 – Confirmation Meeting 6pm to 8pm **YEAR 3 ESSAYS DUE ELECTRONICALLY BY 5:30PM!

*As always, please remember to only use the Town Square doors and make sure that your child signs in when arriving.  Please let me know if your child is ill or an unforeseen circumstance happens and will not be present.  If your child needs to be picked up early for some unforeseen reason, please also let me know or come inside and find me.  Students will be dismissed at 8pm, no earlier.

*See below for the online sign-up!  Confirmands are expected to attend, but families are more than welcome to come too – earn some family service hours!  We are all coming together to make Christmas cards for those who are homebound or in nursing homes, packing lunches for the homeless in Detroit, making care packages for those in the Faithful Friends program, writing letters for our Compassion International children that we sponsor, and making “thank you” cards for the Veterans!

Family Service Night…

INFORMATIONThis is very similar to the Family Service Night that we did in October, only with different service projects – I’m SUPER excited!  We are teaming up with Crossroads Care Center and Family of God to make Valentines bags for struggling mothers and care packages for the homeless.  We will also be making appreciation bags for the local police, dog toys for local animal shelters, and writing letters to our Compassion International children that we sponsor.  Dinner will be provided!  Confirmands are required to be at the meeting, per usual, and families are more than welcome to come too!  But – you MUST sign up if your family plans on joining us so that we can plan for food and have enough supplies for the service projects.  You can sign up here: https://forms.gle/pgc8nNfLH4VXHcJU7 or on the Town Square bulletin board 😊  Confirmands will earn service hours for this, and they will earn family hours if your family comes to help too!

DONATIONS – We need donation items in order to make Family Service Night a success!  If you feel so inclined, feel free to help with donations!  Items can be dropped off on the labeled table in the Town Square by NEXT Sunday 1/19 😊

Needed items include:

  • old fabric (fleece, cotton, or old clothing!)
  • new socks (men’s & women’s in white or black)
  • bottles of water
  • individual bags of pretzels
  • individual Wet Wipe packs (at least 20 ct.)
  • individual apple sauce cups
  • Fiber One Bars
  • toothbrushes
  • travel toothpaste
  • fun lip balm
  • fun lotion/soap/body wash
  • deodorant (men’s and women’s)
  • nail polish
  • women’s shaving cream
  • women’s razors
  • fun pens/notebooks
  • gum
  • individually wrapped candy

OR if you want an easy way to help contribute, drop off your extra Christmas candy!  We are specifically looking for individually wrapped candy with red, silver, or gold wrappers (because our care packages will be Valentine themed!). 

Sign-Ups…

We still have slots open for parents to help with snacks and/or meals on Wednesday evenings 😊  If you haven’t signed up to help with one of these things yet… please sign up to help!  We SO appreciate your willingness to help and couldn’t do it without you guys!  Thank you to those of you who have already signed up!

Parent Snack Help Sign Up  (Laura provides the snack… you don’t have to bring one!  You’re helping to set up, serve, & clean up!)

Parent Dinner Help Sign Up 

Service Hour Opportunities….

Below are some sign-ups for current opportunities to earn service hours, or to just help out the church and congregation 😊  Remember, you can earn service hours outside of Redeemer, but the church has lots of opportunities throughout the year!

Kids Against Hunger –  https://forms.gle/4FU2RVqkW52tLneXA
*Redeemer and Thrivent Financial is partnering with “Kids Against Hunger” (KAH) in order to serve God’s kingdom.  KAH is a non-profit organization that uses volunteer efforts to provide prepackaged, nutritious meals to starving children in the United States, and 40 countries worldwide.  Volunteers ages 5 – 95 are needed on Sunday, January 26th to help pack 40,000 meals for KAH.  Please consider volunteering your time during one of the shifts that day to help pack meals.  We need LOTS of help during the second shift!!!!!!!!  If you would like to donate money to the cause or have any questions, please contact me or Pastor Randy.

Serving at Family of God – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ba4ad2da0ff2-serving1

*Sign up to take down a meal to Family of God in Detroit! 

Winter Greetershttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ba4ad2da0ff2-greeters7

*Here’s the winter sign-up for upcoming dates to greet!  Remember, you get a full hour of service if you go to worship before or after 😊

 Winter Readershttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ba4ad2da0ff2-readers1

*Sign up to read the Old Testament & Epistle passages for any of our worship services. Remember, you get a full hour of service if you go to worship before or after!

Winter Coffee Hourhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ba4ad2da0ff2-coffee10

*Sign up to host coffee hour!  This is super fun, especially if you grab another family and do it together!  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and we’ll give your easy-to-follow directions 😊

Acolyting/Cross Bearinghttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b48a8af2fa2f85-redeemer5

*Year 1 students need to acolyte or cross bear at least twice.  Year 2 & Year 3 students need to acolyte at least three times.


Confirmation Ministry Contact

Laura McDonald, Director of Confirmation
laura@redeemerbirmingham.org
Confirmation Office: 248-644-4010 ext. 121

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