Requirements and Expectations for Confirmands & Families

Journal Work 
Each week confirmands will be given some material to work through in their journal. The material will have them reading through the Bible and the catechism and it will allow them to grow in their personal understanding of faith.  
Each Sunday confirmands will come to worship. Following the first service confirmands will meet with together with Pastor Mark for a half hour of discussion around their journal material for the week. They’ll be able to ask questions and go deeper into how their learnings connect with life.  
Confirmands will meet Thursday nights from 6:00-7:00pm for either Dinner Talk or Deeper. During Dinner Talks students will come together for a meal with one of the Pastors to talk about life, lessons, and church. During Deeper sessions confirmands will join together with high schoolers to go deeper into important topics of faith and life.  
Parent Community Nights 
On scheduled Thursday nights confirmation parents are invited to Parent Community Nights. The goal of these nights will be to foster Christian community amongst parents as we seek to raise our children as God has called us to. We’ll have food, discussion, and some talk about parenting in Christian faith.
Worship Summary Reports
Confirmands must complete and submit at least twelve Worship Summary Reports for this year.  These reports do not need to be completed at Village Lutheran Church Worship services. However, if they are completed at a church other than Village Lutheran, please attach a copy of that church’s bulletin from the service.

Each year we have a winter retreat. This after Christmas tradition is a very special part of the program and it has been missed during the pandemic. We are in the process of planning the retreat. It is scheduled for January 5th-7th at Koinonia.

Community Service
Confirmands must complete a minimum of 24 hours of community service. Typically, at least five of these hours must provide service to an individual or organization outside the Village Lutheran Church community. Likewise, at least five hours must provide service to the Village Lutheran Church community. Each confirmand will complete and submit a Service Hours Report for each service activity completed. These reports require a signature from a supervising adult of the service activity. Please be alert to notices in our bulletin and the Village Voice for potential service activities throughout the year.
Health Updates
Although we anticipate being able to meet in-person all year, it may be advisory for teachers, students and guests to wear a face mask from time to time and this is welcome. If a confirmand is feeling unwell or has a fever, please stay home and contact the church office via email (KRapillo@VLC-NY.ORG) and make-up work will be sent home.
Class Fee
There is $135.00 class fee for our Confirmation program.  This fee helps to cover the cost of course materials as well as help pay for the Winter Retreat.  Checks can be made payable to "Village Lutheran Church," memo line: Confirmation Class or pay online by CLICKING HERE.
Class Parent(s)/Guardians(s)

We are requesting volunteer class parent(s)/guardian(s) to help assist with various projects.  Such a person would play an active role in organizing our transportation to and from our winter retreat, assist with service projects, the confirmation celebration in May, and other activities throughout the year.  Please contact the church office via email (KRapillo@VLC-NY.ORG)for further information.

confirmation Form

The Confirmand understands that by completing this form he/she agrees to be a part of Village Lutheran Church’s Confirmation Program. This will include: 
-Attending weekly class sessions, Sundays 10 to 10:30am + Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. 
-Participating in class sessions in order to better understand the Lutheran faith and -God’s love for me and the whole world. 
-Attending both weekly and seasonal worship at VLC or another church. 
-Completing ten Worship Summary Reports this year. 
-Completing 25 hours of service to the community this year. 
Finally, the confirmation student agrees to study God’s word and the Lutheran doctrine both in and out of Confirmation class. He/she will talk about their faith and what they are learning about with friends and family. Through Confirmation, the confirmand will work “to know, live, and share the love of Christ.” 
Confirmation fee is $135 per year. It includes all materials and yearly confirmation retreat. You may pay online by CLICKING HERE.

Confirmation fee is $135 per year. It includes all materials and yearly confirmation retreat. You may pay by check or online by CLICKING HERE.