Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation Preparation for Adults
Confirmation is a public, adult affirmation of your baptism. To be received means you have been baptized in another denomination, and you want to be received by the bishop into the Episcopal Church. Reaffirmation is for those who have already been baptized and confirmed, but feel drawn to make a public reaffirmation of their faith. Each of these rites is open to ALL adults who desire to take this step.
Preparation classes are required, whether you intend to be confirmed, received, or reaffirmed. We welcome seekers of all backgrounds — those who were formerly confirmed in a different faith, those who have attended church for years yet never were officially confirmed, and those who simply wish to renew their confirmation vows or to be accepted into Heavenly Rest from another Episcopal Church. The course of study explores the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, church history, liturgy, the Episcopalian faith, and whatever other topics are of interest.
Every candidate for these rites is also required to have a sponsor. A sponsor is simply someone who is a baptized Christian, who will present you (i.e., walk with you) to the bishop on the day of your confirmation. Start thinking now about who your sponsor will be, and consider inviting them to make your journey of preparation with you. Sponsors are welcome to come to any or all of the classes. For more information please contact the Rev. Tuesday Rupp.