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Annually, with the apostolic Laying-on-of Hands and prayer, the Bishop confirms persons who, having been baptized at an early age, make a mature affirmation of faith.


Youth Confirmation

Young persons around the age of 16 are encouraged to consider renewing their Baptismal Covenant. However, preparation for Confirmation is ongoing and begins in our middle school and high school youth program. The youth activities at Abingdon lay the groundwork for spiritual discussion, exploration, and development. Formal Confirmation Classes for youth are held every third year and are led by the Rector and mentors from the congregation. A celebration dinner, honoring the students, mentors and families is held at the end of the Class program.

Confirmation classes for youth are currently underway!

Confirmation will be on August 18, 2019.

As part of their confirmation preparation and inquiry, the youth confirmation class is planned a pilgrimage and mission trip. Five youth and two chaperones traveled to the Navajo Nation in July. Here's more about the trip.

Previous missions were to the Dominican Republic and to Roanoke, VA.

You can support Abingdon Youth missions just by shopping on AmazonSmile. Shop as you normally would on Amazon, except on the AmazonSmile website. Choose Abingdon Episcopal Church as your charity and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to the chuch. Donations to Abingdon Episcopal Church recieved from AmazonSmile are designated for youth mission trips. Start shopping by copying and pasting this link, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0785160, or by clicking on the menu on the left.

Fundraisers this year included a bake sale, spirit nights at Chick-fil-A and Juan's Cafe, and multiple car washes. Thank you for supporting our youth as they seek deeper knowledge of their faith.

Adult Confirmation

Adult Confirmation Classes are taught by the Rector and are available every year. You may learn more about Holy Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation by visiting our FAQ page or by calling the church office.