Confirmation class for 8th graders and up starts January 7th. For more information, contact Rhiannon Kelly.
What is Confirmation?
At West Market Church, confirmation is a time of intentional preparation. It gives students the opportunity to reflect on the most basic tenants of our Methodist faith and gives them a safe environment to ask questions and grapple with the divine truths and mysteries proclaimed by the church of Jesus Christ.
Although confirmation is not a sacrament in The United Methodist Church, it is an important milestone marker along our spiritual journeys. In confirmation classes and activities, youth investigate the depths of their faith and learn what it means to become a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
At baptism, we are initiated into the new covenant in Jesus Christ and membership in the Church, Christ’s body in the world. For many, this happens when they are very young. We recognize children are members of their human families, but no one expects them to clean their rooms or empty the dishwasher until much later. In the same way, baptized infants are members of the Church—the family of faith—but are not yet capable of sharing everything involved in membership.
Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith.
Important Confirmation Dates
January 7, 2018. Confirmation Begins
April 13-14, 2018. Confirmation Retreat
April 14, 2018. Confirmation Banquet
April 15, 2018. Confirmation Sunday