CONFIRMATION – the journey to becoming a member of the church
Confirmation in the Methodist Church is the time when students of a responsible age (7th and 8th grades) enter a time of study and preparation to make a declaration before their church family that they wish to join the church and become a member in their own right. It is a continuation of the journey that begins with baptism.
Confirmation for ALL 7th & 8th Graders This year we will be offering a comprehensive Confirmation program that will explore and express faith through discovery and mission. Mailings will go out soon with further details.Classes begin Sunday, September 27. This time of exploration will include a couple weekend retreats to learn more about what it means to be a United Methodist. The students also engage in church and community service to round out their experience. All students will be encouraged to engage in prayerful thought and consideration about whether they are ready for the commitment they will be making.
In the spring - usually a Sunday in May or June – these students will stand before the congregation as a class to declare their faith and receive the blessing into full membership.
We encourage all 7th and 8th graders to enter this time of study and preparation, and to use that time to discern, together with their parents, whether they are ready to accept this amazing gift and its responsibilities.
For more information, please contact Pastor Amy Mayo-Moyle.