During the middle school years of 7th and 8th grade, youth are ready to engage in richer discussions and a wider array of activities. The Congregational Church of Hollis offers pre-confirmation classes where young people may delve more deeply into their faith as they prepare for confirmation. Led by trained and enthusiastic adult teachers, students will participate in classes, service, field trips, and fellowship/fun opportunities throughout the year.
Pre-confirmation classes meet on scheduled Sundays during the10:30am church service throughout the program year (not every Sunday). Field trips and some other activities are typically on Sundays but may occur on other days as well. A schedule is provided at the beginning of the program year.
Activities may include:
- Field trips to Canterbury Shaker Village and other faith communities
- Community service projects
- Preparing dinner for local shelters
- Hosting fellowship time after church
- Minute to Win It, Family Feud and other games
- Progressive Supper
The Congregational Church of Hollis offers a nine-month Confirmation program open to ninth-grade students and older who want to explore and understand their relationship with God and the Christian faith more fully. Guided by adult advisors, confirmands participate in a retreat, classes, leadership opportunities, community service, field trips, and of course, some time for just fun throughout the program year.
Confirmation classes meet on scheduled Sundays during the10:30am church service throughout the program year (not every Sunday). Field trips and some other activities are typically on Sundays but may occur on other days as well. A schedule is provided at the beginning of the program-year.
Activities may include:
- Overnight retreat in September
- Worship with other faith communities
- Individual and class service projects
- Preparing for and leading Easter sunrise service
The Rite of Confirmation takes place during the worship service on the first Sunday of June. At that time, confirmands affirm their desire to continue their journey in the Christian faith and the congregation welcomes them into full adult membership. Whether or not a confirmand decides to join the church at that time, all remain part of the church family and are welcome to participate in worship and activities.