Junior Youth Group, Rite 13
The St. Paul’s Youth Group assists youth in growing in their faith by engaging them in questions of faith and life through a series of media and group discussions; youth-developed worship; outreach; and fellowship. The Youth Groups will meet on Sundays after the 10:00 am service.
Pastor Maxine has selected a new and exciting program for Confirmation class. It is called Confirm not Conform. Confirm not Conform, or CnC, is a youth confirmation program that takes confirmation seriously. It exposes youth to a wide range of topics, including Scripture, sacraments, creeds, heresy, the Episcopal Church, and other religions, and asks them to think through what they believe and why.
It is also a philosophy. It’s about finding one’s own voice rather than simply conforming to an external standard. It is a program that respects the work youth do and trusts that if youth put in the effort to articulate what they believe and why, they will make good choices about their next step in faith.
CnC is also, we have come to find, a congregational development program. The entire church grows in faith by participating in Confirm not Conform, as mentors, parents, chaperones, or supportive onlookers who all make the commitment to support the youth in their life in Christ.
More information about “Confirm not Conform” can be found at www.confirmnotconform.com .