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Welcome Rising Eighth Grader and Parents,                                                           August 22, 2019


This year at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, you and your family will embark on an exciting journey of faith. Confirmation is a season of searching and discovery, while you discern what it means to become a member of Woods Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA). As we walk together through the Confirmation experience, YOU can explore and strengthen your faith without feeling judged or pressured.

Confirmation is a year-long experience where we learn what it means to follow Christ. We are excited that Josh Thompson, an experienced Middle School and Sunday School teacher, will lead a dynamic group of small group leaders in the weekly class on Sunday Mornings! In addition, we are thrilled our Director of Youth and Their Families, Elizabeth Baril, will teach on a monthly basis.

Confirmation class begins on September 8th at 9:30AM in the Severna Park Community Center. A meeting for all confirmand parents will be held September 15th at 9:30am at the Community Center. As a Confirmand at Woods Church, be prepared to:

  1. Attend Confirmation Class each Sunday at 9:30AM (Community Center)
  2. Attend Sunday morning worship services regularly: 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM
  3. Attend Fall and Spring Retreats
    • Fall 2019: West River Camp on September 20-22
    • Spring 2020: Serve-A-Thon in Severna Park on May 2-3
  4. Participate in our monthly Service Saturdays
  5. Build a relationship with your Confirmation Mentor

Register for Confirmation:  In order to register, please visit  In order to register, please complete the profile information and hit the “submit” button.  Elizabeth will receive your application and respond within 24 hours so that you may submit payment.  In order to pay the Confirmation fee after approval, please log back in to your account and pull up your profile under “Confirmation.”   On the left Menu Bar, click “fundraising” and then click the green button that reads “pay for my trip.”  Submit the $200 Confirmation fee and log out.

The $200 Confirmation fee includes the Fall and Spring Retreats, a Bible, t-shirt, mission activities, and special events. To clear any confusion, please notice that the language on the website mentions that a participant can submit “donations”, however for Confirmation this is a payment. We apologize for not being able to change the language. Scholarships are available if needed.   

We want Confirmation to be the best possible experience for your child as he or she discovers a faith identity that will last for a lifetime.  If you believe that your child needs another year of faith development before beginning the Confirmation process, we offer Middle School Sunday School on Sunday mornings. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Baril, Director of Youth and Their Families, (410) 647-2550 x154.


Susan DeWyngaert

Senior Pastor

Elizabeth Baril

Director of Youth & Their Families

Josh Thompson

Confirmation Lead