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Confirmation

Otherwise known as Catechetics, this two year program is for 7th graders and older who wish to learn more about their Lutheran faith and become full adult members of the congregation.




Confirmation

Otherwise known as Catechetics, this two year program is for 7th graders and older who wish to learn more about their Lutheran faith and become full adult members of the congregation.







What’s the program about?


Students, usually beginning in 7th grade, participate in activities to Worship, Learn, and Serve throughout the two years. We use these marks of discipleship to coincide with Atonement’s mission statement: By God's grace, we strengthen one another in faith and share the good news of Jesus through worshiping, learning and serving. To keep track, we do require a certain number of credits in each area. In addition, we encourage the student disciples in prayer, discernment, conversation, and fellowship. 

Worship:  Anytime we gather as God’s people to hear the word of God and participate in the sacraments counts as a worship opportunity. Worship outside of Atonement counts as well. 

Learn:  Every Second Sunday of the month, we'll have a Confirmation Gathering to build relationships, learn, and have dinner together.  Any youth 7th grade and older is welcome to join!   

Serve:  We reach out to our communities in various ways; some service opportunities are internal to Atonement, some for the wider community of Berks County, and some are even out of state. Service opportunities are wide-ranging and do not have to be done through Atonement – as long as the student disciple can verbalize what serving in that way had to do with their faith. 

At the end of the two years, we require the students to do a project to show some aspect of their faith – these have been anything from creating a faith word search, to service projects, to prayer journals, to works of art. On Reformation Day each year, the students who have completed these requirements affirm their baptism (are confirmed) in worship. We celebrate with all of those young people who have gone through the program and affirmed their faith! 





What’s the program about?


Students, usually beginning in 7th grade, participate in activities to Worship, Learn, and Serve throughout the two years. We use these marks of discipleship to coincide with Atonement’s mission statement: By God's grace, we strengthen one another in faith and share the good news of Jesus through worshiping, learning and serving. To keep track, we do require a certain number of credits in each area. In addition, we encourage the student disciples in prayer, discernment, conversation, and fellowship. 

Worship:  Anytime we gather as God’s people to hear the word of God and participate in the sacraments counts as a worship opportunity. Worship outside of Atonement counts as well. 

Learn:  Every Second Sunday of the month, we'll have a Confirmation Gathering to build relationships, learn, and have dinner together.  Any youth 7th grade and older is welcome to join!   

Serve:  We reach out to our communities in various ways; some service opportunities are internal to Atonement, some for the wider community of Berks County, and some are even out of state. Service opportunities are wide-ranging and do not have to be done through Atonement – as long as the student disciple can verbalize what serving in that way had to do with their faith. 

At the end of the two years, we require the students to do a project to show some aspect of their faith – these have been anything from creating a faith word search, to service projects, to prayer journals, to works of art. On Reformation Day each year, the students who have completed these requirements affirm their baptism (are confirmed) in worship. We celebrate with all of those young people who have gone through the program and affirmed their faith! 




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Info for Current Students

Check back regularly for updates!




Info for Current Students

Check back regularly for updates!







Fall is here!
Confirmands this fall should have let Pastor Julie know what their projects will be!  All credits were due at the end of August - if you still need credits, speak with Pastor Julie.  

Service - anytime you help someone (and your faith has something to do with it!)

  • to be updated soon...

Worship— don’t forget to turn in your slips!  

And take note that the fall schedule starts September 10:

  • Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. in Lundin Fellowship Hall (old church nave)
  • Sundays at 8:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.in the nave (main worship space)
  • Sundays at 10:15 a.m. God Time in Lundin Fellowship Hall 
  • Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Common Ground Recovery Worship in Lundin Fellowship Hall 
    *Anytime you go elsewhere—bring in a bulletin with the date and your name on it

Learning— Sunday morning classes have changed to Sunday afternoon for the school year.  Here are some other opportunities to learn!  

  • Second Sundays, 4:30-7:30 starting in Atonement's gym.  
  • Sunday mornings, Cross+Gen in Lundin Hall, 9:30-10:15
  • certain youth events to be advertised soon!

 

 

 

 


Confirmation

The Confirmation program is about learning to live a life of faith.

In baptism, God promises that we are God’s children forever, marked with the cross of Christ, and sealed by the Holy Spirit. 

We respond to God’s love with an outpouring of love through Worship, Learning, and Serving. 


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