Baptized children are nurtured and educated until they wish to make their personal profession of faith. When they are at an age of accountability, usually in the junior high years, they are confirmed in their own faith after a period of study with the pastor and/or church elders. After an examination by the Session, they are received as active members and are presented to the congregation during public worship service. The act of confirmation signifies that they comprehend the basic philosophy of Christianity and what is expected of them as a practicing Presbyterian. They profess their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; renounce evil and reaffirm their reliance upon God's grace; and declare their intention to participate actively and responsibly within the worship and mission of the church. Confirmation bestows full membership in the church and participation in the governance of the church.
Youth Sunday The annual youth-led worship service is held in February or March. Junior and Senior High young people carefully prepare the order of worship and lead all parts of the service. Younger youth serve as ushers. The youth choir sings and older youth serve as preachers. Usually three or four short sermons reflect on the selected Scripture. The youth spend weeks working on the service which is a high point of the year for the congregation.
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