Middle School (7th and 8th grade) and High School (9th-12th grades) Youth Groups meet on Wednesday nights, 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM. Please contact Lance if you want to join: gro.hcruhchciwnatsnull@ecnal
A Letter from Pastor Nathan about Confirmation:
I want you to be aware of some significant changes in our Confirmation process, beginning this year.
Confirmation at Stanwich will:
Be a 9-week course, beginning on December 1st and ending on February 23, with holiday breaks. (See full schedule below).
Feature a retreat on January 19 and 20, 2014, which is MLK Day weekend.
Occur during the 10:45 AM Sunday worship service. Students will enter the sanctuary with their families at 10:45 AM, then transition to the Youth Room downstairs after the Children’s Sermon. Class will conclude when the worship service concludes.
Be taught by me (Nathan), with assistance from Lance Svendsen, our new Director of Youth Ministries. Beginning in the fall of 2014, the class will be taught by Lance.
Educate, equip, and inspire students to know Christ and make Him known.
The class is designed for students in the 8th grade, plus any 7th graders who choose to opt-in if they feel ready for it. I know that this year’s 8th graders have already experienced a full year of Confirmation under the previous model. Those were not wasted hours! This new model will expand upon and further develop what was learned last year, while offering a fresh perspective on the basic truths of the Christian faith. It will be appropriate for both the opted-in 7th graders and the veteran 8th graders.
The full schedule of Confirmation Class is below:
December 1 – First class
December 8 – Regular class
December 15 – Regular class
December 22 and 29 – No class, Christmas break
January 5 – Regular class
January 12 – Regular class
January 19-20 – Confirmation Retreat, MLK Weekend
January 26 – Students attend 10:45 AM worship service for Missions sermon
February 2 – Regular class
February 9 – Regular class
February 16 – No class, President’s Day Weekend
February 23 – Confirmation Sunday
To register your student for Confirmation, please complete the Youth Confirmation Registration form.
If you have any questions, please call me at the church at (203) 661-4420.
Rev. Nathan Hart