Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the church, accessible from Euclid Avenue, and on the lot behind the church, accessible from both Washington Avenue and the alley to the north of the church.
 

Confirmation for Youth

Confirmation is a Christian Rite practiced in the Episcopal Church in which Christians express a mature commitment to Christ. Confirmation is the official way of joining the world-wide Anglican Church.

Confirmation class (Confirm not Conform) encourages youth to find the bedrock of their faith—the rock that will be a firm foundation throughout their lives. 
We believe that youth can’t get to that bedrock without testing their beliefs to see which ones are flimsy and which ones hold up. And youth cannot test their beliefs without first looking at what those beliefs are and where they came from. 

Our goal is for youth to have an active faith, one that they build for themselves using all the tools at their disposal; not a passive faith, thrust upon them with no say in the matter—a faith that is easily lost and rarely missed. Although youth may be part of this program because of a parent’s wish rather than their own desire, we do not want youth to merely attend, listen, and respond as they are expected to respond. To that end, Confirm not Conform doesn’t provide answers but instead offers lots of space for exploration and questions.
 
Each session of Confirm not Conform requires youth to speak up, debate, and discover. Initially, youth may be reluctant—all too often the church has taught them that their job is to be quiet. They may even grow frustrated when sessions fail to provide them with the immediate information and “correct” answers they’re used to writing down in school.

But we’re not interested in selling youth pre-fab houses of faith. We’re interested in teaching them how to build, how to test, how to bring all the gifts that God has given them to bear on the valiant work of living a life of faith. It may not look like the house we live in now, but with God’s grace, it will weather the storm.

Confirmation Classes for Youth are offered every fall, and youth are confirmed on the following Bishop’s Visitation.

To Register for Confirmation, email jon@trinitycwe.org.