Wednesday, May 9, 2012
My daughter was confirmed on Sunday. It was a wonderful ceremony and it meant so much to her. We go to a United Church of Christ and the confirmation process started last year in 7th grade. It has been a long road. The kids, attended church services, attended Sunday school classes, preformed service for the church, planned and ran Wednesday night church services during lent, attended youth group meetings, did the 24 hour famine lock-in, went on many field trips to learn about other faiths and cultures, met with mentors every other week all year, met with the pastor once a month, went on a weekend retreat, read her faith statement during church service, and I think their were a few more things they did that my daughter wasn't able to do. It was a lot of hard work, but in the end she learned a lot. I think her faith grew and I am grateful to everyone involved for making it such a great experience for her. That doesn't mean that is wasn't a grind, because it really was, but it was so worth it. I think the experiences she has had are a great faith foundation that she will hopefully continue to build upon as she becomes older. She learned a lot of great things about faith, tolerance, service to others, and diversity.