What Our Confirmation Kids are Saying

I liked the baptism because I liked the words that Pastor said,  “People of God do you promise to support Amelia and pray for them in their new life in Christ

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What part of the service did you like best?

  • My favorite part of the worship was the sermon because Pastor Golden explained everything that she needed to. She talked about the Pharisees.  [9-2-18, Andrew M.]
  • Communion because I get to pray for my family.  [9-2-18, Aaron S.]
  • I liked the instruments that they played during the songs because it inspired me and was interesting to watch.  [9-2-18, Sean V.]
  • I liked the fact that it was Homecoming, it was so crowded and there were lots of people there. I liked the music and all the different instruments that were played. It was very different.  [9-9-18, Sean V.]
  • I liked the Sermon because it always makes me think about my life.  [9-16-18, Aaron S.]
  • The songs because it helps me understand more. [9-16-18, Haylee S.]
  • The sermon because I liked learning about the disciples.  [9-22-18, Faith C.].
  • I liked having my family sit behind me in church. I normally would come with Mom or Dad, but today, I came with my Grandma and my Aunt. It was nice to go to church with other members of my family.  [9-23-18, Sean V.]
  • The songs because it makes me understand more what the service is about. [9-23-18, Haylee S.]
  • My favorite part was the children’s message because the message had a good meaning to it.  [9-23-18, Audrey W.]
  • I liked the sermon the most because it talked about competition and how we should live.  [9-23-18, Ben W.]
  • My favorite part of the worship was when the choir sang a song by themselves.  [9-23-18, Andrew M.]
  • My favorite part was the offering song because it was a nice/pretty song.  [9-30-18, Audrey W.]

How does the sermon relate to your life?

  • The sermon relates to my life because Pastor Golden said that the Pharisees has to wash their hands. At my house me and my family always have to wash our hands before we eat our dinner which is always good.  [9-2-18, Andrew M.]
  • Because everyone needs to be kind out of church. That is including me and my family. [9-2-18, Aaron S.]
  • The sermon relates to my life by showing that God cleans my heart and takes away my sin. By the grace of God, his salvation is a free gift. I need to remember to not just listen to his Word, but follow his word, not just on Sundays, but all week long.  [9-2-18, Sean V.]
  • Sometimes when I feel lost or alone, I have to remember that no matter how far we go or how lost we sometimes feel that God will always find us. There is always hope and God gives us his Grace and is there for each and every one of us. We can always make a change with the help of God.  [9-9-18, Sean V.]
  • It relates because I don’t always see what I should see, like when I draw because usually it looks bad to me.  [9-16-18, Aaron S.]
  • Today’s sermon was about how we help our neighbors. Also what it means to follow the cross.  [9-16-18, Haylee S.]
  • I work hard every day to achieve my goals. In school, sports, etc. by being polite.  [9-22-18, Faith C.]
  • The sermon relates to my life by showing how sometimes we show anger to each other for things that we or others may have done. We should not take these things out on others. I can relate as there may be a problem in school and it reminds me that I should not and cannot take my anger out on them.  [9-23-18, Sean V.]
  • In everything I do there is pressure to be #1. Pressure to get good grades, and stand out among others.  [9-23-18, Haylee S.]
  • The sermon relates to my life by that you have to treat people equally to everyone else.  Like treat your teacher the way you would your parents.  [9-23-18, Audrey W.]
  • We started by talking about the Fifth Commandment and how it means more than not to murder. Also how we should treat others.  [9-23-18, Ben W.]
  • In the ancient world children didn’t really get as much attention as they do now. Right now children get all of the attention.  [9-23-18, Andrew M.]
  • The sermon relates to my life because God loves everyone from the very rich to the homeless, and that he loves them all equally.  [9-30-18, Audrey W.]

Collected comments from September 2018 submitted by Susan Mount-Campbell, Ed Team

What Our Confirmation Kids are Saying

I liked the baptism because I liked the words that Pastor said,  “People of God do you promise to support Amelia and pray for them in their new life in Christ

What part of the service did you like best?

  • The sermon because it was a good message about why Sunday is the Sabbath Day. [6-2-18, Blake W.]
  • The sermon because I like the song “sign” that the Pastor sang. [6-2-18, Ben W.]
  • I liked the skit part of the service because it explained a lot in a different format. [6-10-18, Haylee S.]
  • I liked the play that was done and thought it was a different way to send the message. I liked how each table was their own tribe and how it was like we were in Babylon days. VBS should be very cool this year and I am looking forward to working there. [6-10-18, Sean V.]
  • The sermon because it talked a lot about God. [6-17-18, Ben W.]
  • The Sermon because it made sense and wasn’t just words put together, but seemed like it actually made sense. [6-23-18, Aaron S.]
  • I liked the baptism because I liked the words that Pastor said,  “People of God do you promise to support Amelia and pray for them in their new life in Christ. [6-24-18, Faith C.]

How does the sermon relate to your life?

  • It relates to my life because it reminds me that the Sabbath is a day to reflect. Also, I should help others. [6-2-18, Blake W.]
  • It reminds me that the Sabbath is the day that I recharge my faith. I can also help others who need it. [6-2-18, Ben W.]
  • This week did not have a traditional sermon, however, teachings were around God’s support and love. God will always be there for us. [6-10-18, Haylee S.]
  • Sometimes life and school are hard and full of stress and changes. You have to learn to deal with all of this and remembering that prayer and God’s presence in your life makes it easier to manage. Change will always be there. You just have to have faith and believe. [6-10-18, Sean V.]
  • It relates to my life by God will bless my actions. Also how I thank God. [6-17-18, Ben W.]
  • It relates because I sometimes don’t feel safe obeying God.  But I know he’s always right, so I should. [6-23-18, Aaron S.]
  • I know that God is always the one that cares. I also know that God is always there for me. [6-24-18, Faith C.]

Collected comments from June 2018 submitted by Susan Mount-Campbell, Ed Team

What Our Confirmation Kids are Saying

What part of the service did you like best?

  • The children’s message, the one kid thought the wolf would make him sad. [3-4-18, Faith C.]
  • Communion because my sins from the last week were forgiven. [3-4-18, Blake W.]
  • The sermon because it reminds me to pray to God when I am sad. [3-4-18, Ben W.]
  • The thing I liked the best was the sermon by Pastor Christina Veres because she really explained the lesson. [3-4-18, Audrey W.]
  • I liked the song we sing every week in Lent (Walk in the Wilderness) because it reminds me that we’re in Lent and it’s catchy. [3-11-18, Sean V.]
  • The songs. I like to sing. [3-17-18, Faith C.]
  • The part of worship that I liked best was the prelude because the trumpets sounded amazing. [3-18-18, Audrey W.]
  • I liked the choir and instruments the best because there were a lot of people and I understood some of it. [3-25-18, Haylee S.]

How does the sermon relate to your life?

  • Sometimes I get sad or sorrowed if my dog gets sick, or if I get sick, or someone I know. [3-4-18, Faith C.]
  • It relates to my life because I reflect on my life. Also, God is there for me when I need him. [3-4-18, Blake W.]
  • One way it relates to my life is by me reflecting on my life sometimes. Also, God is there for me when I need him. [3-4-18, Ben W.]
  • The sermon relates to my life by how you can lament and that is ok. Also how you can be sad and angry, etc. [3-4-18, Audrey W.]
  • The sermon related to my life by showing that God knows what we are going through. However he will never sacrifice to love us unless we earn his forgiveness. [3-11-18, Sean V.]
  • I sometimes face temptations. I know to reflect on Jesus every day. [3-17-18, Faith C.]
  • The sermon relates to my life by how you need to remember God’s promises when you are tempted and angry. Also how you need to believe that God will make those promises. [3-18-18, Audrey W.]
  • The sermon was in the form of narrative and song and what was Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. [3-25-18, Haylee S.]

Collected comments from March 2018 submitted by Susan Mount-Campbell, Ed Team

What Our Confirmation Kids are Saying

What part of the service did you like best?

  • The sermon because it was a good message about change. [2-11-18, Blake W.]
  • The reading, when Elijah went to heaven. [2-11-18, Ben W.]
  • Singing through the songs and getting the cross on your forehead because it helped me realize what Ash Wednesday is about more. [2-14-18, Haylee S.]
  • The children’s message, I liked the prayer. [2-18-18, Faith C.]
  • The sermon because I learned a lot. [2-23-18, Faith C.] 

How does the sermon relate to your life?

  • That I’m not good with change, although change is happening very fast. [2-11-18, Blake W.]
  • That the world is always changing. Also that change is good. [2-11-18, Ben W.]
  • I related to the sermon by seeing the significance of lent and I can look to take something up to do good versus giving something up. [2-14-18, Haylee S.]
  • If I’m in my room or in a room alone I know that God is with me. Or if I’m sick in bed, God is with me. [2-18-18, Faith C.]
  • It relates to me because sometimes I need to fast more and think about God more. [2-25-18, Faith C.]

Collected comments from February 2018 submitted by Susan Mount-Campbell, Ed Team

What Our Confirmation Kids are Saying

What part of the service did you like best?

  • The music, because it helps me understand what the service is more about.  [1-7-18, Haylee S.]
  • The music and saying the skit because it helped me visualize what the service was more about. [1-14-18, Haylee S.]
  • I liked it when the children sang.  [1-14-18, Audrey W.]
  • The sermon, because I like learning about God. [1-14-18, Faith C.]
  • Children’s message – the one kid went up and was cute and funny. [1-21-18, Faith C.]
  • I liked hearing the stories of Jesus on earth.  [1-28-18, Ben W.]
  • I liked the second reading because it had a good meaning and message. [1-28-18, Blake W.]
  • The music because it helps me understanding better and enjoy it more while learning. [1-28-18, Haylee S.]
  • The part I liked the most is Psalm, because it shows how God gives us everything. [1-28-18, Audrey W.]

How does sermon relate to your life?

  • The sermon today related to me that Jesus is the guiding force in my life and his light will always shine bright. [1-7-18, Haylee S.]
  • Today’s sermon was about how God turns evil to good and his blessings are everywhere. If we follow and invite people to learn and pray, it’s only the beginning.  [1-14-18, Haylee S.]
  • It related to my life by now you have to trust people/things to happen. Also how you need to trust the Lord. [1-14-18, Audrey W.]
  • We invite family over for dinner just like Phillip does. You know that you don’t have to see God to know that he’s with us. [1-14-18, Faith C.]
  • I sometimes bring a friend to church. Saying my prayers. [1-21-18, Faith C.]
  • Jesus taught, and got rid of demons. We discussed the book of Mark.  [1-28-18, Ben W.]
  • It relates to my life because my parents teach me with authority. I’m also taught by Jesus and his authority. [1-28-18, Blake W.]
  • Today’s sermon was about how Jesus taught with authority and how he has power over any evil. Jesus commands us to love one another and has the power to free our lives. [1-28-18, Haylee S.]
  • The sermon relates to my life by how Jesus is in authority. For example, Jesus is in authority like my parents. [1-28-18, Audrey W.]

Collected comments from January 2018 submitted by Susan Mount-Campbell, Ed Team