Confirmation Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Beginning in early fall of 2017, Toppie Bates, Priest Associate will again embark on leading a new class of high schoolers in learning more about the Episcopal Faith in formal Confirmation training. This training is not mandatory but a choice by each youth to make a commitment to grow closer to God and develop a deeper knowledge of the Episcopal Faith with the hopes of putting it into action.  
Toppie has created a customized curriculum that thoroughly engages all the participants on their individual levels of faith. Each participant is required to have a mentor who walks this journey of learning and discovery with the confirmand providing guidance, answers, and support. The confirmation process takes approximately 10 months with classes scheduled once to twice a month.  
The first mandatory meeting including parents will be at 12:00 noon directly following the 10:45 service on September 17th.  
St. James’ is committed to being a resource for its youth and will continue to support their journey to a fulfilled and faith filled life. Below is the calendar of meetings that will be held throughout the year. 
If you have any questions, please contact Toppie Bates at
Confirmation Class Schedule 2017-2018
Each class has 2 sessions. Classes are held in the lower Lakeside Room with morning snacks at 9:15 and  includes 10:45 worship. The 2nd Session is again held in the Lakeside Room directly after worship until 12:45.
Class Dates
                Sep 17th-Meet with Parents

                Oct  8th

                Nov  5th

                Dec  3rd

                Jan  7th

                Feb  4th

                March 4th

                April – TBD

                May  6th

                June 3rd last class

                        TBD: Celebration dinner

                        TBD: Confirmation Date and Place