Confirmation Sunday will be April 7, and Trinity's confirmation retreat will be Friday evening, March 15 to Sunday morning, March 17 at Lake Logan. Parents and guardians are invited to join us for our closing Eucharist on that Sunday of the retreat.
Confirmation is for all unconfirmed youth sixth grade and up.
Schedules for families can be busy and overwhelming, so our youth minister, Debbie Cox, and our Assoc. Rector, David Henson, encourage you to carve out this time as a gift to your child. Your child must be present at the retreat to be confirmed on April 7. Please let us know as soon as possible and by Jan. 20 at the latest if you think your child will attend. We need to give Lake Logan a rough count. The cost of the retreat is $200, which includes lodging, food, and materials. Scholarships are available.
Confirmation is a critical sacramental rite in the Episcopal Church and it's a profoundly important moment for young people's own spiritual development. One of the most pervasive messages in our culture is that we are not enough - not strong enough, not pretty enough, not wealthy enough - and that in order fill that emptiness we must only buy this item, do this thing, or belong to this group. Church is one of the only places in this world where our young people are reminded of their true identities - God's daughters and sons irrevocably beloved without reservation and without qualification. It's also one of the few places in the world that will remind them they are called by God to a life bigger than consumerism and entertainment, a life as part of God's mission of mercy and justice in the world.
Please register, signaling your commitment
to be a part of our confirmation weekend filling out the online form found on
the Trinity Youth page (trinityasheville.org/education/youth). A few weeks
prior to the retreat, you will receive more detailed information regarding the
Confirmation Weekend and scholarships will be available.