Dinner with Church Officers – September 17

Confirmation Dinner with Session-Diaconate on September 17, 2018

Please fill out this form to make a meal reservation for your confirmand or to let us know he/she will not be able to attend. The cost for the dinner was included in the class fee.

Meal reservations must be made by September 10.

Monday, September 17 from 5:30-7:00pm in Courtenay Hall.

Confirmands will eat and meet with officers of the church. Each will receive a personal introduction and the opportunity to observe the church governing body in action.

    Small group leaders please respond here also.
  • or Leader First Name
  • or Leader Last Name

Kick Off Details for Confirmation Class

Sunday, August 19 is kick-off day for Confirmation from 9:45 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

View the Key Dates for Confirmation Class 2019 .

Please Register & E-Sogn Permission Slip for the Fellowship Lunch & Skating Party, which is immediately following the 11:00 worship service on August 19.

Here’s the plan:

  • Class meets in GRUNDY Hall at 9:45 A.M.
  • Worship together at the 11:00 A.M. service with their small group leaders
  • Enjoy lunch together here on campus (provided)
  • Group travels together to the Brentwood Skate Center for fun and fellowship (transportation provided by class leaders)
  • Return to the FPC campus by 2:30 P.M.  Parent pick-up in the parking lot located by the GYM.

We hope this will be a priority for your new confirmand.  It’s a great way to start this significant year in community with one another!


  1. In order for your child to participate in the Confirmation Class we need a Medical Release on file. Click HERE to complete the class Medical Release, which is valid for all class activities through the end of May 2019.
  2. Please send in current photo (head shot – a quick on snapped on your phone will work) AND a baby photo (scan it or take a picture of it) of your Confirmand as soon as you can.  You may attach the photos to an e-mail and send to our Office.

We must have the medical release AND your permission to take your confirmand off campus.

Confirmation Family Celebration Lunch

Confirmation Session Exam and Family Celebration Lunch

When: April 29, 2018 12:00-1:30 P.M.

Where: Courtenay Hall

All confirmands will join with the Session Elders immediately following 11:00 A.M. worship to participate in the Session examination process while Parents meet with the Youth department. Then everyone joins together for lunch followed by the Session Meeting when the confirmands will be received into membership. Siblings and other family members are welcome. It is important to arrange your schedule so that confirmands are present for the Session Exam AND Meeting.

Lunch reservations are required by April 20.
  • Please enter either confirmand, leader, or officer first name
  • Please include your confirmand in the lunch count.

Confirmation Special Vespers Service

Vesper Worship Service on March 4th at the Five-Thirty Service

Over the past few Sundays,the confirmands have been writing the Vesper’s worship service that they will lead on Sunday, March 4, at The Five-Thirty service.

Each confirmand will have a role in the service, so their participation is important.

There will be opportunity for both instrumentalists and vocalists to provide some of the music, too.

Please make note of these details:

  • Families are invited to the Vesper’s service, which begins at 5:25 PM on March 4  in The Gathering Place.
  • Confirmands need to arrive (to The Gathering Place) no later than 4:30 PM for practice with their leaders.
  • Following the service, there will be a fellowship time with hot chocolate and cookies.   Sign up HERE to help provide cookies.
  • After refreshments, parents will gather with Adam DeVries and Anna Wheeler, of our Youth Ministry, to learn important information about making that transition, as well as providing Adam and Anna with insights about your soon-to-be Youth.
  • While parents meet, Confirmands and their leaders will join with their Officer Friends (deacons & elders of the church) to play some get-to-know you games and exchange prayer requests.
  • We will dismiss no later than 7:30 PM

Confirmation Overnight Retreat to NaCoMe

RETREAT TIME is near!!!

Who: All Confirmands, their Small Group Leaders, Deb O’Brien and Anna Wheeler (Assistant Director for High School Ministries at FPC)
What: Confirmation Overnight Retreat
When: Saturday, February 10, 8:00 A.M. through
Sunday, February 11, returning to FPC by 1:30 P.M.
Where: NaCoMe Camp & Conference Center

Please register your confirmand HERE; you may also pay the $50 retreat participation fee on-line, or choose to mail in a check to the attention of Deb O’Brien, FPC, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN  37220.
The registration deadline is January 18.

Confirmation Class Worship Together January 7

The Confirmation Class and their leaders will be joining with the worshiping community at The 5:30 service on Sunday, January 7.   Confirmands should gather in the foyer by The Gathering Place at 5:20 P.M.   After worship, everyone will enjoy a potluck Soup Night together.  Confirmands are asked to contribute a bag of chips or a box of crackers to the meal.

Buddy Sunday – Dec. 3, 2017

On Dec 3, the older children visited the young groups of Sunday School. They shared a scripture then were paired up with a buddy to talk about the scripture and get to know each other. Great things happened when young children and older children met. Older children found the role of buddy leader to be fun to fulfill. Younger children were pleased to have the attention of an older child. Each child now has the name of another child to pray for and look for on Sunday mornings.

6th Grade visited with the 2nd Grade:

Serving at the Salvation Army

Click to let us know if your Confirmand will or will not participate: and complete the permission slip.

 The class will work at the warehouse on December 9 assisting the Salvation Army with organizing the thousands of gifts that pour into the warehouse.  We will deliver the gifts from each small group at this time, too.  This has proven to be a very meaningful and worthwhile opportunity to share, care, and help others during this significant time of the year – preparing to welcome the Christ Child.


•          We meet at FPC at 2:30pm (parking lot by Dining Hall) 
•          Work from 3:00-5:00 and
•          return to FPC by 5:30 pm (to same parking lot) 
•          Transportation is provided by small group leaders
•          The warehouse is at 1530 Antioch Pk., Nashville 37013
·                Dress warmly; the warehouse is cool.  
·                Remember to bring your Angel’s gifts to class or bring them with you on the 9th


View the Salvation Army Mission Video here.

Confirmation Journey includes Covenant of Service

Early in the Sunday School year, our fourth, fifth and sixth graders are asked to consider how they will serve our church and community as part of their covenant of service during their confirmation journey. They may serve in a variety of ways and often find a unique serving opportunity based on their interests.

One way these pre-teens can serve is as a Junior VIP helper in Young Children and Worship or a Junior VIP Nursery helper. They can also serve as a Baptism Buddy, reading the scripture or prayer during a child’s baptism. Another way of serving is to pray for the leaders of our church; the deacons, elders and pastors. What a powerful image it is that our young members are praying for the leaders of our faith community.

These fourth, fifth and sixth graders are learning the meaning of service through stewardship in unique and meaningful ways.

Heard from one junior helper:

“I have always really loved working with young children, and it is something I look forward to when I am at church.  I have been taught from a young age to serve others, and this is a great way to do it.   There are many older church members that have impacted my life, and I would love to have the same affect on the nursery aged children.”

October 15 to be a Day of Service during the Sunday School hour

On Sunday, October 15, Sunday School groups will meet together to work on age appropriate service projects. One group will assemble our hygiene kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Other groups will have other service projects for the community and our church including helping with preparations for our family Advent Devotions. Join us on this day as we service the Lord with joy-filled hearts.

Moon, Faith, Love and Grace (ages 3-6) will meet in CW 111

Grades 1-3 will meet in The Computer Lab- CC 140

Grades 4-6 will meet in Grundy Hall.

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