CONFIRMATION CLASS 2018
Well, it’s that time of year again! Our Confirmation Class is getting cranked up here at Memorial UMC. We believe that it will truly be an exciting and fun time to learn and understand more about God and one another.
Confirmation is a time to confirm or “make real” the faith that has been developing in you as a result of being in a Christian community. We hope to include a wide range of activities to make this process a fun and special experience in the life of each “Confirmand”.
We will be requiring a big commitment this year, so be sure that you will be able to attend each class this spring. Enclosed is a full schedule, which we will go over at the FIRST CLASS on FEBRUARY 18. If you have any questions please contact me (472-7718), and thank you very much.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
ANYONE who has not yet been “confirmed” is invited to participate in Confirmation this year. Confirmation is a time when young people approach a point in their lives when they are able to make personal faith decisions for themselves. With this in mind, we focus on MIDDLE SCHOOL-AGE youth as our main source of participants. However, this does not mean that the class will only be limited to these students. So, if you know a friend who may be interested in this class, but who may not be in Middle School, please encourage them to talk to Rodney about joining this Confirmation Class. Likewise, if there are Middle Schoolers who are not quite ready to make this commitment, we recognize the individual freedom of that decision as well. Finally, it DOES NOT matter if you have been baptized or not! You will find out why during our classes!
CONFIRMATION CLASS SCHEDULE
– 2018 –
FEBRUARY 17 – Class 1: Faith, Truth, & Reality
FEBRUARY 24 – Class 2: What is God?
MARCH 3 – Class 3: Who is God?
MARCH 10 – Class 4: Who are YOU?
MARCH 17 – Class 5: Who is Jesus?
MARCH 24 – Class 6: The PLAN!
MARCH 31 – NO CLASS: HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT
APRIL 7 – Class 7: Who is the Holy Spirit?
APRIL 14 – Class 8: This is the LIFE!
APRIL 21 – Class 9: The Word
APRIL 28 – Class 10: The Church
MAY 5 – NO CLASS: MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
MAY 9 – PARENT/CONFIRMAND MEAL & SERVICE WALK-THROUGH
MAY 12 – Confirmation Celebration
WHEN IS CONFIRMATION?
Sunday Mornings – 10 – 10:45 AM
WHERE IS CONFIRMATION?
YOUTH ROOM – (CEC 206)
WHAT DO I NEED FOR CONFIRMATION?
Please bring the following items to EACH class:
• A Bible (any version will do)
• A Pen (or Pencil)
• Your Confirmation Notebook
(you will get this at the FIRST CLASS.)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 CLASS #1
CLASS #1 will be for all potential confirmation participants, anyone wishing to participate this year in the Confirmation process. At this time, you will learn about what we hope to do this spring during the classes and meet everyone who wishes to be involved. Please be at this meeting!
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 EASTER SUNDAY
Be sure to come to this class! We will be talking about the importance of Easter and what it means for us that Jesus is alive. We will be talking about God’s plan of Salvation and how we can fit into God’s plan.
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 & MAY 5 NO CLASS
We will take a break these Sundays due to various MEMORIAL YOUTH Retreats. Hopefully, you will all be with me at the Middle School Retreat (MAY 3-5), but if not, please feel free to join the High/Middle School Sunday School Class on these Sundays.
MAY 9 (6 PM) PARENT/CONFIRMAND DINNER
You and your parents are invited to Supper with the Memorial UMC Clergy. We will have a meal, a short Confirmation Service Walk-through and a question-and-answer time before you make the commitment to join the church.
MAY 6-8 INTERVIEWS WITH RODNEY
Everyone will need to schedule an interview with Rodney (takes about 30 minutes) the week before the Confirmation Celebration. Please call Rodney at the church office (472-7718) OR on his cell phone (906-3036).
SUNDAY, MAY 12 CONFIRMATION CELEBRATION
This will be the end of the Confirmation process. Confirmands will be introduced in the 8:50 AM service and there will be a ceremony in the sanctuary during the 11 AM Worship Service! Be sure that you AND YOUR PARENTS are going to be here for this! THIS is VERY important because this is a MAJOR step in your Faith Journey!