Discover Jesus Confirmation

by on October 29, 2015

 

CONFIRMATION PROGRAM SEMESETER II 2016  

 

Sun July 23           Confirmation Term 3 Start

 

Sun Sep 4              Final Confirmation Class for Term 3

 

Sept 9 – 10           Peak Experience Confirmation Camp

 

Sun Oct 9              Confirmation Term 4 Start

 

Sun Oct 9              9.00am Service – First Communion for Confirmees who have not already started

 

Sun Nov 6             Final Confirmation Class For Term 4

 

Sun Nov 13           9.00am Confirmation Sunday Celebration.    11.00am Shared Lunch at Church

 

FIRST COMMUNION & BAPTISM FOR ANYONE WHO HASN’T – OCT 9

 

We don’t like to give young people communion for the first time on the day of the confirmation celebration service.  This is because it makes it feel like they are “doing something to get something” which doesn’t sit well with our teaching of God’s grace.

 

Any students who have not had communion before are welcome to start on Sunday OCT 9th.

On that day we will have a special welcome for them and affirm them.

 

Any seeking baptism might consider that day too.  If that is you please give me a call!

 

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY!  SUNDAY NOV 13

 

On this day our confirmation people have an opportunity to share their faith in our 9.00am worship service.  We will also be laying hands on them, blessing them, and praying for God’s work in their lives.

 

They will be involved in planning what we do on the day.

 

This is entirely optional for them too!

 

We are going to folow the service with a community lunch at 11.00am.  Guests are very welcome!

 

CONFIRMATION PEAK EXPERIENCE SEP 9-10

 

WHAT IS THE PEAK EXPERIENCE?

 

The ‘peak experience camp’ is important.  There is no pressure or ‘altar call’ in this event.  But it’s a chance for participants to reflect on the life of following Jesus as they climb a mountain together, to achieve something, and to be affirmed and encouraged.

 

This camp involves a lot of planning and leadership.  We will have almost one adult per camper as there are support people for the camping and throughout the hike.

 

4.00pm Fri 9th             Leave Immanuel Worship Centre

5.00pm Fri 9th             Camping at Connondale

 

9.00am Sat 10th          Climb Mount Allan, Special Time at Top.

3.00pm Sat 10th          Parents Meet Campers at end of hike and take them home.

 

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT / PICKUP AFTER MOUNTAIN CLIMB!

 

This camp involves a physical challenge.  After climbing the mountain they will have achieved something special.  Therefore, we want parents (or someone special) to be there as they complete the hike to clap, cheer, congratulate and hug them!

 

Please be at the Charlie Moreland Campground at 3.00pm Saturday to receive your camper.  There will be Immanuel people there to meet you and show you where to wait!

 

IMPORTANT PREPARATION FOR PARENTS OR SPONSORS OF CONFIRMEES.

 

We need parents to get together at least 4 letters of encouragement for your child.  The letters can come from you, from godparents, from grandparents, or from people who are special in the life of your child.  These letters need to be given to pastor Matt by SEPTEMBER 1ST as they will be given to the confirmation participants on the top of Mount Allan when they have achieved their climb.

 

Please share these criteria with the people you ask to write letters for your confirmation participant!

 

What the letter should contain:

 

  1. Affirmation and encouragement
    • What you value about them
    • What you admire about them

 

  1. Sharing of faith
    • What you believe about the love of God
    • Why that is important to you
    • Scripture if you want to share some

 

What the letter should not contain

 

  1. Complaints about their behaviour
  2. Advice about how to fix problems
  3. Attempts to resolve conflict (unless its an apology)

 

The idea for this letter is that the participant should come away having heard something real and personal about God’s love.