By Amy Norton
January 15, 2020 - 11:19pm
Dear United Parish Family,
This Sunday, we have the joy of celebrating our confirmation class and the educational and spiritual journey they have taken.
Over the past church 'semester,' our confirmation class has been diving into some pretty big questions:
What is faith?
Who is God?
Who is Jesus?
What is the Holy Spirit?
What does it mean to be a Christian in the world?
What does it mean to be a Christian at United Parish?
And much, much more...They've met with and learned from their mentors as well as members of our various ministry teams; they've explored the Bible; and they've delved into prayer, spiritual practices, and some very Big Questions. And, with the help of their marvelous confirmation teachers, they've put together a worship service to celebrate their confirmation this Sunday!
This will be a service of joy and connection. The confirmation class will read to you their statements of faith. I encourage everyone to listen closely to how our confirmands describe their relationships with God, neighbor, and community. You never know when something might 'click' and you may find yourself suddenly understanding things in a new way. I know I speak for many when I say how much of an honor and a pleasure it is to get to know these youth and to be a part of their faith journey.
To experience even more of this United Parish 'village' that raises our children, join us before worship this Sunday at 9:45am in Willett Hall for our Martin Luther King Jr. Intergenerational Church School extravaganza! There will be art, expressive movement, stories, and potting soil! All are invited, whether you're a child in age or at heart (or both!), because in the end, we're all children of God!
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