So today was Wilhelm’s big day at church – Confirmation. The emphasis in our church is not so much of becoming a full adult member of the church, but rather confirmation of the baptism vowes your parents took for you.
After the sermon, all the confirmants said their vowes as a group and then they went up to the front one by one, accompanied by parents and then both pastors and parents laid their hands on them and blessed them. They were then given small gold crosses to remember the day with. Afterwards there was much congratulations and smiles all round.
It is time for Wilhelm to be confirmed! This morning we went to church where we rehearsed how the whole service would be done and the kids all had to make sure the robes ordered for them fitted well and were marked with their names. When all the formallities were done, we had a nice brunch at the church!