CONFIRMATION CLASS 2023
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 since you were a little kid. We hope to include a wide range of activities to make this process a fun and special experience in the life of each “Confirmand”.
It is important to try to attend each class this spring. A little further down the page there is a full schedule, which we will go over at the FIRST CLASS on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26.. If you have any questions or want to know more please contact RODNEY (336) 472-7718 or (336) 906-3036, and thank you very much!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
ANYONE who has not yet been “confirmed” is invited to participate in this year’s Confirmation Class. 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 6th GRADE & OLDER YOUTH as our main source of participants. However, neither you nor your parents need to be a member of Memorial UMC to participate. It is open to anyone who wants to participate. So, if you know a friend who may be interested in this class, but who may not be a member, please encourage them to talk to Rodney about joining this Confirmation Class. Likewise, if there are Students who are not quite ready to make this commitment at this point in their lives, 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 (and at the end, you will have the choice to take that step in your faith journey if you want!!!)!
CONFIRMATION CLASS SCHEDULE
– 2023 –
FEBRUARY 26 – INTRODUCTION to CONFIRMATION!
MARCH 5 – Class 1: Faith, Truth, & Reality
MARCH 12 – Class 2: What is God?
MARCH 19 – Class 3: Who is God?
MARCH 26 – Middle School Retreat: IGNITEUS
APRIL 2 – Class 4: Who are YOU?
APRIL 9 – Class 5: Who is Jesus?
APRIL 16 – Class 6: The PLAN!
APRIL 23 – Class 7: Who is the Holy Spirit?
APRIL 30 – Class 8: This is the LIFE!
MAY 7 – Class 9: The Word
MAY 14 – Class 10: The Church
MAY 21 – Class 11/12: Those Crazy Methodists/WRAP UP
MAY 22 – 24 – EXIT INTERVIEWS
THURSDAY, MAY 25 – PARENT/CONFIRMAND MEAL & SERVICE WALK-THROUGH
MAY 28 – 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 (you will be provided with your very own BIBLE at The INTRODUCTION!!!)
• A Pen (or Pencil)
• Your “Confirmation Notebook” (you will also get this at the INTRODUCTION!)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 – CONFIRMATION INTRODUCTION
CONFIRMATION INTRODUCTION 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 9: 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. It’s kind of a BIG DEAL!
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
We will take a break this Sunday due to our SPRING YOUTH Retreat. Hopefully, you will all be with me at the IGNITEUS Retreat (MARCH 24-25) at Camp Hanes, but if not, please feel free to join the Youth School Sunday School Class on this Sunday.
MAY 22-24 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) or see him in person to schedule this meeting!
MAY 25 (6 PM) PARENT/CONFIRMAND DINNER
You and your parents are invited to an informal 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.
SUNDAY, MAY 28 (PENTECOST SUNDAY!) CONFIRMATION CELEBRATION
This will be the end of the Confirmation process. Confirmands will be introduced in the 8:50 AM service (be at church by 8:30 AM) and there will be a ceremony in the sanctuary during the 11 AM Worship Service! Be sure that you AND YOUR PARENT(S) are going to be here for this! THIS is VERY important because this is a MAJOR step in your Faith Journey!
HOW DO I JOIN THE CLASS?
Mobile/Text (336) 906-3036
Office: (336) 472-7718
Address: 101 Randolph Street
SEE YOU AT THE CONFIRMATION INTRODUCTION: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 in the “RECREATION” ROOM (where the pool table is) (Second floor of the Christian Enrichment Center)