"Laying on of hands" was the earliest name for Confirmation. This is the name which the Bible uses in the following passage taken from the Acts of the Apostles:
"Now when the Apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John. On their arrival they prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for as yet He had not come upon any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit. But when Simon [the magician] saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the Apostles' hands, he offered them money, saying, 'Give me also this power, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit'." (Acts 8:14-19)
High School Confirmation: The usual time for Confirmation is in the Junior year of high school. For specific detail on this year's program, contact Phyllis Hendricks at 865-7677.
Adult Confirmation: This class is offered for adults who wish to be confirmed. Please contact Lori Flanagan, Pastoral Associate at 865-7844.