Mid-February 2017, A Note from Pastor Steve

His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
Luke 1:50

This week we have started our confirmation sessions for many of our youth at Keystone and Revolution in sixth grade and older. Confirmation presents an opportunity for those who are maturing in faith to decide for themselves whether to confirm their acceptance of Christ in their lives. After spending several weeks in study and community, they will be given the opportunity to confirm their faith in Easter morning.

Often we consider confirmation to be about learning history and scripture -- facts and passages. But it is just as much about learning to live a life of Christian discipleship -- and rehearsing what that life might include. In the very early days of organized Christianity, those preparing to dedicate themselves to the church would be in preparation for three years. What they were being taught didn’t take three year to learn; the time was used to rehearse being a Christian -- to transition from the life before into the new life of discipleship. So, too, confirmation involves the transformation into the new self created through God’s power as expressed in Christ.

Please be in prayer for these young men and women as they are exploring what it means to be part of the body of Christ, part of the United Methodist Church and part of the sister churches of Keystone and Revolution.

If your youth is interested in joining the confirmation sessions, or if you would be willing to assist during a Wednesday evening meeting, please contact the church office for more information.

Peace,
Pastor Steve

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