Confirmation at Saratoga Federated Church



What is Confirmation?

At Confirmation, we gather our 8th-grade class to discuss their faith in Jesus. We recognize that their faith will face both tests and challenges in the years to come. Our curriculum uses discussions and activities to help students articulate their faith. 

Our weekend classes are designed to foster friendships and a sense of belonging. We believe that belonging to a community is essential for faith formation. 

Confirmation also serves as a bridge between our Jr. High and Sr. High ministries. Older High School students serve as Mentors of "our Confirmands." They help facilitate our program, giving them an opportunity to serve and lead. When the 8th-grade students move into the High School group, these student mentors are ambassadors. They encourage the 8th grader by being a friendly face and a source of advice for life in High School. 

At the end of the Confirmation Program, students may choose to be baptized and/or become a member of Saratoga Federated Church. In addition to a baptism celebration, we also hold a Communion Service for the confirmands. Between the Communion Service and the Baptisms, we hold a celebratory brunch for the family of the confirmands.

Parent Meetings


  • First, the Over-Night Retreat: August 25-26th. Meet at the church at 4:00 PM. We will return on Saturday around 2:00 PM. Dinner, Snacks, and Breakfast are provided at camp; students will eat lunch on the road.
  • Then the Church Retreats: Church Retreats which will meet on Friday Nights from 6-9P & Saturday Morning from 9-12P. Retreats are scheduled for Sept. 29 & 30, Oct. 27 & 28, Nov. 17-18, Jan. 12-13, and Mar. 2-3.
  • Confirmation Serve Sunday: On Sunday, February 25, our church will cancel worship services and serve in the community through various projects as an act of worship. We will have a special Parent-and-Confirmand Service Project prepared for that Sunday. 
  • Confirmand & Parent Lunch: Sunday, March 11th, from 12:15-1:30 pm in the MadHouse (302). We will play games, complete some reflection exercises, and discuss the logistics of Confirmation Sunday.
  • Confirmation Sunday is March 18, 2017.