When children are baptized, their parents and Godparents make promises about teaching them the faith which has been expressed during the baptismal service. One of the ways that this teaching of the faith occurs is through confirmation instruction. At St. John’s, our confirmation students are generally young people aged 11 to 14. Our confirmation program is a two year time when faith is communicated to the students. Some of this communication involves learning facts, yet the emphasis is always on the relationship God wants with the members of His family. One year, we learn about the Bible, God’s Word to His people. The next year, we learn about the catechism which presents the important teachings of the Bible through six chief parts. We meet on a weekday evening from 7 to 8:30 pm from September through April (except for some school holiday weeks). During 2016-2017, we are meeting on Wednesday evenings and we are talking about the catechism. The culmination of this two year experience comes as each student expresses his or her faith publicly during the confirmation service which is generally the first Sunday in May.