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Keeping kids close

At an Arizona church, confirmation is an 18-year program

Beginning at baptism and continuing through high school, St. Peter Lutheran, Mesa, Ariz., uses gifts to remind youth that their church cares.

Confirmation is an 18-year program designed to appeal to each stage of a child's spiritual development. The process begins at baptism, where a child is placed in a comforter, a symbol of the Spirit embracing the baby in God's eternal care.


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