CONFIRMATION 2023-2024 at MENTOR UMC
WHAT IS CONFIRMATION?
Students who are old enough to understand the teachings of the Church and decide for themselves whether to claim these beliefs as their own are invited to participate in confirmation. Those who have been baptized will be confirming that the vows taken on their behalf are now vows they choose to live by. For those not baptized, it is an opportunity to learn, choose baptism and confirm that they are choosing to live a Christian life.
Through discussion, videos, group projects, and more we will explore what faith means, why the Church exists, who Jesus is, and why it is important for you! Upon successful completion, confirmands will have the opportunity for membership at Mentor UMC.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Students in grades 8-12.
Cost is $50 per student to cover class materials and Bible that will be presented at orientation. An additional fee of approximately $50 for the retreat will be due in January. ***Scholarships are available.
Return completed form to Mentor UMC office by mail or in person or fill out the online registration Google Form. Make checks payable to MUMC with your student’s name and “Confirmation” written in the memo.
Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
WHEN DOES CONFIRMATION MEET?
The program will start with an orientation for the student(s) and their family on October 1, 2023 at 12:30 pm and will conclude with Confirmation on May 19, 2024. Classes will meet every other week.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Worship Service - Attend with your family
10:15 AM to 10:45AM Youth Gathering - Youth Room
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Confirmation Class
Students are expected to attend and complete as follows:
CLASS ~ May miss up to 3 Sundays. Makeup work will be assigned for missed weeks and expected to be completed and turned in by next class. Extreme circumstances need to be discussed with Kate.
WORSHIP SERVICES ~ May miss up to 3 Sundays when class meets (need to attend a total of 13 services and turn in sermon notes)
WORK ASSIGNMENTS ~ Bible reading, class journal, sermon notes need to be completed each week.
SPECIAL EVENTS ~ Classes, orientation, and retreat are required. Special worship services are encouraged.
CLASS SERVICE PROJECTS ~ Students are required to participate in 5 hours of service time.
ACOLYTING ~ Students are required to do this at least two times in the Sanctuary service
CLOSING INTERVIEW ~ Each confirmand is assigned to a Mentor UMC pastor for an interview the week before Confirmation Sunday.
Confirmation is a serious commitment and takes priority over other activities. If a student must miss any of the above, notification is required as soon as a conflict arises.