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Valueing the teaching ministry

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ believes that the teaching ministry of the Church is precious and dear to congregational life and to our witness in the world.  Our teaching ministry involves both pastoral and lay leadership.  Our intention and hope is to deepen and widen the meaning of Christian discipleship by “holding the Bible in one hand and the daily newspaper in the other,” that is, holding our personal spirituality and our public faith together.  We affirm a belief that the Church should be a community of faith in which “our lips, our hearts and our hands agree.” And so we support our Sunday School for children, Confirmation Classes for young adults, and the formation of adult study groups to explore the meaning of  a ministry entrusted to us all.“

Confirmation classes

Beginning in 2017, Confirmation instruction is a two-year program. Students traditionally begin in Eighth Grade and will conclude with the rite of Confirmation in their Freshman year.

Classes meet during the school year at 6:30 p.m. The confirmation classes meet for a brief worship time together at 6:30 then break out into their separate classrooms.

The focus of the classes is listed below

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YEAR 1
Semester 1 - The Old Testament
Semester 2 - The New Testament

YEAR 2
Semester 1 - The history, polity and workings of the church
Semester 2 - Faith in action, Discipleship

Confirmation program changes announced

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Beginning with Fall 2017, St. Peter's United Church of Christ will be implementing a 2-year confirmation program. The announcement of the changes, devised by Christian Education and approved by the Consistory are explained here.

Download "CONFIRMATION change.pdf"

Forward in Faith - Bible Study

An open Bible Study group is held each Sunday morning at 8:15 to review the Scripture of the week. The Bible study is led by the preaching pastor of the day and held in the church conference room. All are invited to attend and explore their faith journey through the Word of God.