Eleven eighth grade students publicly confirmed their faith at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Seymour during a recent service.
The students have been involved in the study of the teachings of the Bible for several years, either in Wednesday evening classes or through their daily education at Immanuel Lutheran School in Seymour.
In the rite of confirmation, students publicly affirm the faith of the Lutheran Church and pledge their faithfulness to Christ. Families, sponsors, friends and church members also affirm their ongoing prayers and support.
Confirmation is considered an important milestone through which students accept a greater responsibility for their own spiritual growth, become eligible to receive Holy Communion and become adult voting members of the congregation.
A dinner in honor of the confirmands was held at the church, sponsored by the board of elders and parents of the seventh grade class. Parents, grandparents, sponsors and friends attended.