Lifting People Up {Confirmation Worship Space}

I always end confirmation class with worship.  I set up a place to worship in the sanctuary – but it is more of an interactive worship space than an altar design.  We do not sit in the pews; we sit on the floor around the space.

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This week the worship was centered around using our faith to lift up the people around us. There are four confirmands this year – each one of the tea lights represented each one of the confirmands.  I lit the tea lights off of the big Christ candle that was lit when worship started.  The rest of the candles were not lit (they got lit throughout the service).

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I love the transition of the rocks to the glass stones. I wanted that to represent the way we can smooth out the rough edges of people as we encourage and love them throughout our journeys.

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This kind of space only works for certain types of worship services. They work well in a confirmation setting because we can sit on the floor around it and move around easily throughout the service.

The focal scripture for this worship service was 1 Thessalonians 5:11-4.  I closed the service by playing the song, “I’ll Stand By You” (Glee’s rendition).  I’ll try to post more about the service later!

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