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.
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).
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.
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!