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Last Sunday, student confirmands and their families packed out the YPC for a big fried-chicken-'n'-fixins picnic. We were there to celebrate the end of CCP's first two-year Confirmation process, and among the honorees were students, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends. Fr. Taylor and Amber spoke about how each of these students has worked so hard and been so faithful, increasing in knowledge, in hunger for the things of God, staying honest—and all with a great sense of humor! What a joy these young people are!
We gave thanks that none of these students went through this journey alone. Everyone had someone cheering them on: helping them with flashcards, driving them to and fro, and offering a hug, conversation, or a carefully listening ear along the way.
During the meal, Amber offered an exhortation to the students based on the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer to his own Confirmands:
Your faith is weak and untried, and very much in the beginning. You do not have your faith once and for all. The faith that you will confess today with all your hearts needs to be regained tomorrow. Every morning in your life the same prayer will be necessary. I believe, dear Lord, help my unbelief.
The exhortation was a reminder that Confirmation is not a graduation from church, but a way to enter more deeply into its mission. To hold to that mission you must always, at every moment, not trust in yourself and your own faith or passion, but in the faithful God. You can always "Ask for manna," "cling to the cross," and "wrestle" in prayer for the daily faith you need.
We at Student Ministry have been honored to work with "all y'all," and are grateful for what you've done to support this flock of young Christians! God bless you and thanks be to Him!
Amber NoelAssociate Director of Student Ministry
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