Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT:
This is a nine-month course (during Sunday School) for 6th graders to prepare for full membership in the church.
The Confirmation Class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:40-10:40 in John Wesley Room 109.
This thorough study of the United Methodist denomination includes activities such as:
This experience is designed to teach the basic beliefs of the Christian faith, and it helps students consider the responsibilities that come with a Profession of Faith and Church Membership.
Attendance and participation is REQUIRED. A covenant of commitment is signed at the start of each year.
Confirmation is an outward act announcing to witnesses (our Congregation) that the "Confirmand" has claimed the name "CHRISTIAN" (ie, claimed Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Savior). During the Confirmation Worship Service, the "Confirmand also officially joins the Church as a Full Member, professing to uphold this Church with their Prayers, their Presence, their Gifts, their Service and their Witness.
Confirmation is about making a choice and taking responsibility for one’s faith.
Confirmation Class is about leading the students to that choice through the teachings of the church and exploration of their own beliefs.
Pledging individual commitments should underscore this serious purpose that brings us together every Sunday morning and for special spiritual retreats.
With this Covenant, the students, the parents and the class leaders, individually and together, dedicate this year to the faith journey of the student through this Confirmation Class.
OPPORTUNITIES AND COMMITMENTS:
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step” (author unknown). Confirmation is an awesome, important, serious step on your journey. Because of this, the following commitment is asked of you.
This is a huge commitment and a huge step on your faith journey. You are invited to take advantage of the many opportunities provided here to learn and grow and believe. Remember the saying, “You only get out of it what you put into it!” We pray you will join us on this walk.