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CONFIRMATION 2016-2017

See the world in a whole new way

Confirmation?

Following Jesus is a way of life.

Chances are, you were baptized as a baby. If so, confirmation is an opportunity for you as a teenager to affirm, or confirm, for yourself a decision your parents made for you. But before you can say “YES! I def want to follow Jesus”, it makes sense to learn more about what that means. So at West Vancouver United Church, we’ve broken it down for you in a way that makes sense. By the end, you affirm your desire to be part of the Church – not West Van United, not the United Church, but the Church – the one that Jesus started over 2000 years ago.

And that’s the best part of confirmation: when you learn to drive, getting your driver’s licence is hopefully not the last time you step into a car. Instead, it’s the beginning of a whole new adventure: driving to school, driving to work, road trips, etc. Well, confirmation is just like that (except there’s no stressful exam – haha); it’s not the end of your faith journey, but simply another milestone.


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The Schedule

Confirmation starts Sunday, October 16 from 12pm to 1pm. Confirmation itself will take place on June 4, 2017, during the 10:00am service. The following dates are tentative:


MOVEMENT 1: WHO – October 16

If Christianity is a journey, who is it that we are even trying to follow? There’s God, there’s “the Father”, there’s Jesus, there’s the Holy Spirit, there’s the Trinity…who’s who, and where do we go from here?

MOVEMENT 2: HOW – November 20

Father, Son, and Spirit. Got it. Now what? People often talk about “following God”. What does that look like? How do we do that? A look at prayer, Scripture, community, and much more!

MOVEMENT 3: YOU – January 15

It’s hard to disconnect who you are from what you do. As they say, “everywhere you go, there you are!” God is at the core of your journey, but so are you and who God made you to be. But who is that, and how well do you know yourself?

MOVEMENT 4: BROKEN WORLD – February 5

Sin: it’s a loaded term we like to avoid. But the reality is, so many of us are aching, falling apart. And that brokenness impacts everything we do in this world. But God calls us to go beyond.

MOVEMENT 5: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR – April 2

Jesus said “love your neighbour as yourself”. But, love is an action, and to act, you need to first listen, and observe, and learn. We end by going on a field trip out into the community, simply being and learning. Runs from 12:00pm to 3:00pm – lunch included.

YOUTH RETREAT: April 28-30

Our annual Youth retreat is an integral, though optional, part of the confirmation class. Participants should check their inbox for a code that gives them 10% discount when they register.


CONFIRMATION – June 4

By the time we get to confirmation, the choice is yours; is following Jesus something you want to do? Do you choose to affirm your parents’ decision to have you baptized? If the answer is no, chat about it with your parents. If the answer is yes, then you are confirmed during the service!