Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church

Confirmation 2017- 7th – 12th Graders

The Confirmation Process

Your student should expect to meet with their Confirmation class every Sunday morning on a weekly basis during the Confirmation process (11 Sundays). We ask that students do not miss more than 2 Confirmation activities. These activities include Sunday morning classes and a Confirmation service project.

Schedule for Confirmation 2017

For an easy-to-read, printable schedule, click on the 2017 Confirmation Schedule.

• January 6 (Friday): 6:30-10:30 p.m. Confirmation Kick-Off (Session 1, 2- Pages 1-8)
• January 6: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parent Confirmation Meeting
• January 8 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m. Session 3 (pages 9-12)
• January 13 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. Session 3 Friday class registrations or make-ups only(pages 9-12)
• January 15 (Sunday): NO CONFIRMATION. Broadway Café Preview at 8:30 am service
• January 22 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m. Session 4 (pages 13-16)
• January 27 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. Session 4 Friday class registrations or make-ups only (pages 13-16)
• January 29 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m.  Session 5 (pages 17-24)

• February 3 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. Session 5 Friday class registrations or make-ups only (pages 17-24)
• February 5 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m. Session 6 (pages 25-28)
• February 10 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. Session 6 Friday class registrations or make-ups only (pages 25-28)
• February 12 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m. Session 7 (pages 29-32)
• February 17 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. Session 7 Friday class registrations or make-ups only (pages 29-32)
• February 19 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m. Session 8 (pages 33-36)
• February 24 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. Session 8 Friday class registrations or make-ups only (pages 33-36)
• February 25 (Saturday): 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Confirmation Service Project
• February 26 (Sunday): NO CONFIRMATION. Youth Sunday is all morning.

• March 5 (Sunday): NO CONFIRMATION. Enjoy this Sunday of Spring Break.
• March 12 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m. Session 9 (pages 37-40 w/Communion last 10 mins.)
• March 17 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. Session 9 Friday class registrations or make-ups only (pages 37-40)
• March 19 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m. Session 10 (pages 41-44)
• March 24 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. Session 10 Friday class registrations or make-ups only (pages 41-44)
• March 26 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m. Session 11 (pages 45-48)
• March 31 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. Session 11 Friday class registrations or make-ups only (pages 45-48)

• April 2 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m. Session 12 (pages 49-52)
• April 7 (Friday): 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sessions 12-13  Friday class registration/make-ups only (pgs. 49-60)
• April 9 (Sunday): 8:30 a.m. Session 13 – LAST 8:30 am class (pages 53-60)
• April 20 (Thursday) from 6:00 pm-6:45 pm Confirmation Rehearsal in the Sanctuary **New Date
• April 20 (Thursday) from 7:00-8:30 pm Confirmation Bash at PINSTACK.  **New Date
• April 23: Confirmation Sunday

Attendance Policy/Friday Evening Confirmation Class

All students are allowed no more than 2 absences from the Confirmation activities. We believe Confirmation is a vital part of our students’ faith journey and a priority should be placed on these meetings.
Beginning this year, we will offer a Friday evening Confirmation class. This can be taken as a make-up class the Friday before a Sunday morning absence. It can also be taken for the full duration of Confirmation instead of a Sunday morning class. Please be patient with us as we navigate this new opportunity and develop procedures and schedules.

For more information about this new opportunity, please contact Stefani.

To register your student (7th Grade and up), go to the Confirmation Link here.

Forms for Confirmation
Confirmation Kick-Off

The 2017 class of confirmands will kick-off the beginning of Confirmation on January 6th at 6:30 pm. Students will meet in the Sports & Rec Center Loft while parents attend a Parent Meeting in Trinity Hall. This is a time for our students to get to know one another, to begin their sessions, and to dive deeper into their faith. Attendance at Kick-Off is required for all students.

Sunday Morning Confirmation Classes

Students will meet on Sunday mornings throughout the Spring semester for Confirmation class at 8:30 a.m. in the Sports & Rec Center Loft.

Sunday Morning Parent Confirmation Classes

All parents are encouraged to attend our parent class on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am in S126. This is a great chance for our parents to meet one another and to learn what their student is learning in Confirmation.

Confirmation Service Project

This is an opportunity for our students to put what they’ve learned in class into action on February 25th 9:00-12:00 p.m. The students will be preparing meal packets for the Kids Against Hunger organization. If possible, youth are asked to bring $5 (or more if you like) to help cover supplies. This is a requirement for all Confirmation students. Please contact Stefani if you are unable to attend.

Confirmation Rehearsal

The Confirmation rehearsal is scheduled for April 20 (Thursday) from 6:00 pm-6:45 pm in the Sanctuary . CUMC clergy will speak to the entire Confirmation class in a relaxed setting and answer any questions that youth or parents may want to ask. We will also have a short run-through/rehearsal of Confirmation Sunday to go over placement, seating, and other details youth and parents need to know about the big day. *Please note youth and parents need to be present at this gathering.

End-Of-Confirmation-Bash

Let the fun begin! After several weeks of morning Confirmation classes, a service project, an hour of rehearsal, and more, it’s time to play. On Thursday, April 20th, following the rehearsal, we will celebrate at the Confirmation Bash at PINSTACK from 7:00-8:30pm. There is no cost for this event, but parents are asked to drop-off and pick-up their students at PINSTACK.

Confirmation Sunday 2017

Confirmation will be held on April 23rd; youth can be confirmed in any of the traditional services (8:45, 9:45 or 11:00 a.m.) or the Table of Grace modern service. Be sure to invite friends, family, and their faith partners to this special day. Youth should meet in the youth choir room (behind the sanctuary choir loft) or in Trinity Hall (Table of Grace) fifteen minutes prior to the service that they are being confirmed in for donuts and preparation/instruction for their service.

Should you have any questions, please call the Youth Office at 972-596-4303 or email stefani@cumc.com. We are excited to be a part of your students’ life during this important time!