At Christ Church Cranbrook, there are a variety of ways for you to become a member and to renew your faith. These include the liturgical rites of Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation.
If you have already been baptized, Confirmation is the Christian ritual in which we profess our mature faith in Christ and publicly commit to living out that faith. In this sacrament, candidates for Confirmation receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by our bishop.
If you’ve been shaped within a different Christian tradition and you’ve made an adult profession of faith in that, you can be received into the Episcopal Church by our bishop. We call this Reception, and takes place in the worship at the same time as Confirmation with the bishop.
If you feel called to renew your faith as an adult, but have already been baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church (or any church that’s a part of the Anglican Communion), you can reaffirm your Baptismal Covenant in the presence of our bishop during worship. This takes place at the same point in the service as Confirmation and Reception.
Those preparing for Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation are asked to attend a series of preparatory sessions held in the months leading up to Easter. As you prepare for the next step in your spiritual journey, please feel free to contact Pastor Imogen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248.644.5210, ext. 16.