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York, Pennsylvania 17402
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At a child’s baptism, parents, godparents, and the church promise to provide experiences that will help the child grow in his/her relationship with God and understanding of the faith. While there are many events and activities that promote this formation, the seventh and eighth grades are a time of intensive study and development which culminate in the youth assuming personal responsibility for Christian living. This commitment – taken on the part of youth - is known as Confirmation.

 


In addition to the formal weekly study of the Bible in Sunday School, seventh graders will participate in a Fall overnight experience at Friendly Acres Camp designed to introduce them to the formation process resulting in Confirmation commitment. The students develop a covenant detailing their responsibilities as young disciples who seek to grow in the faith. Campfire, worship, and snacks are also a feature of this event. There is no fee to participate; parents co-ordinate and provide meals. Attendance by all 7th grade students is required.

 


Eighth grade students preparing for confirmation study the basics of the faith each week in Sunday school. These basics include a more comprehensive study of the 10 Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles Creed, Confession, Baptism and Holy Communion.

In June, these studies conclude and culminate in a Tuesday – Friday overnight experience at Friendly Acres Camp that prepares students for Confirmation on the following Sunday. Activities at camp include meditation, study, prayer, worship, a service project and confirmation practice along with hikes, games, and campfires. There is no fee to participate. Parents co-ordinate and provide meals and snacks. Attendance by eligible eighth graders desiring confirmation is required.

 

 
 

     
         
           
           

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