Congratulations to the Confirmation Class of 2013!

 

We would like to congratulate Erin Ballard, Nathan Ballard, and Hannah Underhill as the Confirmation Class of 2013 and thank them for their dedication, faith, and love of our Lord, Jesus Christ! Following are each of their faith statements.

I am a child of God.

I believe that God is the creator of the universe.

I believe God has always and will always be with me,

That God smiles with me during times of joy and

Surrounds me with love during sad times.

I believe that Jesus is the son of God born to the

Virgin Mary and that he died on the cross so that

All people could have eternal life.

I believe that the Holy Spirit

Guides me down the right path in life.

As a child of God I will always have the Father

The Son and the Holy Spirit

To rely on throughout my life.

-Erin Ballard

I believe that God created the universe

And gave man the ability to understand all of his creations.

I believe that Jesus is the Messiah and that he died for our sins.

I believe that Jesus rose from the dead.

I believe that God listens to my prayers

and always takes cared of me.

I am a child of God and that God will always be with me.

-Nathan Ballard

L to R:  Steve Underhill, Rachel Underhill, Nathan Ballard, Erin Ballard, and Rev. Tom Winter

As a human being I believe that everyone must be treated with respect. As a Christian I believe that all Christians should try to live their life following the Ten Commandments. As Rachel Underhill I believe the Holy Bible is our foundation. I believe God has given us the Bible to read, absorb, and act according to its word. In Psalms, every feeling that a human being can experience is listed. Because of this God is not surprised by how we act, what we feel, and how we behave. I can trust God because he understands my feelings, my actions, and my behavior. God is everywhere. He is never absent. No matter where you go in life figuratively or literally he will always be there.

God created nature and all the beautiful things in it. When I go camping or kayaking or just for a walk in the woods I see him in the flowers, the streams. The trees, the bushes, and the sky. Anyone who can create such beauty should be thanked.

When we pray we talk to God. We ask for help, forgiveness, and guidance. I believe God will help us, he will forgive us, and he will guide us. He has helped many people as well as me get through tough times. Such as a death of a loved one, trouble with friendships, or confusion on how to act. I believe he will help.

I believe and trust in God and his word

and I will try my hardest to live up to his expectations of me.

-Rachel Underhill

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