Confirmation classes will be offered for any student in grades 6-12 who are interested in joining our congregation and church as a full adult member. The classes will be offered on Sunday evenings during the same time as our normal Youth Ministry programming. These classes will be held in the Family Life Center (FLC) Multipurpose Room and will be taught by our clergy.
On February 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the FLC Multipurpose Room prospective confirmation students and their parents are invited to an Introduction to Confirmation class where we will explain the process of confirmation and have a special time to get to know our pastors and church staff. The classes will then follow each Sunday until our service in the evening of Palm Sunday. The church has traditionally set the season of Lent as a time of preparation for students who wish to be confirmed so they may worship as members on Easter Sunday. Our special confirmation service on Palm Sunday will surely be a powerful evening!
Those who plan to attend confirmation are encouraged to mark their calendars! We have made every effort to be respectful of busy schedules and we would very much appreciate those participating to make that participation, and attendance, a priority.
Please note: Students who have participated in the classes will be offered the opportunity to join the church through a special service on Palm Sunday. Students who cannot attend the Palm Sunday service will be able to make their Confirmation at any Sunday morning service they choose. We will make these arrangements at our first meeting.
–February 10 6:00 p.m. Orientation – Youth and Parents (MPR); 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Creation, Fall (Original Sin), Christmas (MPR)
–February 17 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Lent, Good Friday, Easter (MPR)
–February 24 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pentecost, Apostle’s Creed (MPR)
–March 3 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Worship and Sacraments (Sanctuary)
–March 10 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Wesley, UM History and Theology (MPR)
–March 17 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Calling: Elders, Deacons, Laity (MPR)
–March 24 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Weddington History, Mission and Vision (MPR)
–March 31 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 5 Expectations & Vows, Service Logistics – Youth and Parents (Sanctuary)
–April 7 No Class Due to Middle School Retreat
–April 14 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Service with Reception Following (Sanctuary/ Helms Hall)
*MPR: Multipurpose Room in the Family Life Center