Traditionally, September means the start of a new confirmation class at CCAmherst. However, due to the continued interference of Covid-19 on our “normal” lives, the Confirmation Leaders—Vicky Leknes, Pastor Maureen, and Pastor Kate— have decided that it’s in the best interest of our incoming confirmands to wait until next year to start their confirmation journey. While Zoom offers so many great ways for our church to connect virtually, confirmation is a personal, social, and spiritual program that is most effective when done in-person with hands-on learning. It is our hope that in 2021, we can have one great big confirmation class of 8th and 9th graders.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Pastor Kate.
Pastors Maureen and Kate, advisor Vicky Leknes, and adult mentors guide the confirmation process and assist the confirmands throughout their confirmation journey.
As young adults, you will explore both the Christian faith and our own United Church of Christ, our church’s history, what you and your peers do and don’t believe, and why. We usually meet twice a month and we have a variety of learning and interactive small group activities to meet everyone’s needs, in addition to our annual retreat. As a confirmand, you will choose a mentor in the church to walk with you on this journey. The confirmation program is a faith journey – if you choose to be confirmed, it means you, as your own person, have chosen to confirm your Christian faith and become a member of our congregation. Those confirmands who complete the class and choose to join the church will be received into membership in the spring during morning worship service, usually on Pentecost Sunday.
For questions or more information please contact Pastor Kate (673-3231 ext 14)