“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
– Colossians 3:17
“In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature, public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop.”
— Book of Common Prayer 1979, p. 412
In confirmation, young people or adults reaffirm the vows made at their Baptism and they receive the laying on of hands by the Bishop, confirming God’s gift of the Holy Spirit and recognizing a mature commitment to the faith of the Church. Those who come to Saint Christopher’s from other Christian denominations, and who have already been baptized and confirmed, may wish to be received into The Episcopal Church and welcomed by the Bishop.
Each year the clergy organize a series of discussions to prepare candidates for confirmation or reception into the Church. The discussion covers topics ranging from how we read the Bible to church history to talking about how faith is a part of our lives. Classes are designed for all to explore and deepen their understandings of God, the world and humanity. To find out more or if you have any questions, please contact Father Andrew Kellner.