What is Confirmation?

“Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop” (from “The Catechism,” Book of Common Prayer, 860).

Confirmation services are held in the fall and in the spring at an Episcopal church in the Kansas City area. The schedule is set by the bishop’s office. Youth who are rising to 8th grade or older who might be interested in preparing for confirmation should complete the form below.

Youth confirmation classes in 2019 are Sundays beginning January 13 through February 24.

For more information, please contact Jean Long, minister for children, youth, younger adults, and families, or at 816-523-1602.

Adult Catechumenate

The Catechumenate is the program through which St. Andrew’s helps adults prepare for baptism, confirmation, or reception into the Episcopal Church. Those who are formally reaffirming their baptismal vows are also invited to attend this journey of faith.

The Catechumenate includes our inquirers’ class, Discovery, and the follow-up Pilgrim course. Discovery takes place before baptism, and Pilgrim typically follows it. Both classes include group discussion, spiritual formation, worship, and fellowship.

For more information on Catechumenate, please contact Cheryl Cementina.

Those desiring confirmation for themselves or for their children are asked to complete the Youth or Adult Confirmation Registration Form. After your form has been processed, you will receive an email to confirm the date and service of confirmation as well as the dates of confirmation classes.

Reopening for In-Person
on July 12

St. Andrew’s will reopen for in-person worship beginning Sunday, July 12. This is joyful news, but living it out will take great caution and a focus on the needs of others.

Please email or call Mary Sanders in the church office (; 816-523-1602, ext. 110) to reserve seating for each week.

Much of the Sunday experience will feel familiar, and we’ll follow our usual Sunday schedule. We’ll also continue offering worship and coffee hour online. However, many aspects of our worship and fellowship life will be different starting July 12.