Confirmation Class


What is Confirmation?

Confirmation Class is a year of exploration at First United Methodist Church. Youth in sixth grade will take a closer look at what it means to become an adult in faith, what it means to make a commitment to Jesus Christ, and what it means to share in faith with Christians around the world.

The experience includes weekly class sessions during the Sunday School hour, time with an adult mentor, a weekend retreat, 2 one-day retreat, and worship opportunities with other congregations. The class culminates with a church-wide dinner and a Confirmation Worship Service. 

If you have questions about Confirmation Year, please contact Scott Gillenwaters, director of student ministries.

Register for this Year's Class

Registration Information is available by clicking here

Medical Form is available HERE

Retreat Brochure is available Here

Class Date, Topic and Teacher 

  • Orientation Sunday:  August 6 – Erin/Scott (Chapel)

Know Your Story

  • Friday-Saturday, August 18-19 Retreat #1 The We of Me

  • 8/13        Creation—Mark

  • 8/20 & 8/27    Sin— Susan

  • 9/3 & 10    Church—Erin

  • 9/17 & 9/24     Redemption--Rachel

  • 10/1 & 8    Holy Spirit—Jenny   (Fall Break 10/9-10/20)

  • 10/15        Our Jewish Heritage - Susan

  • 10/22        Synagogue Visit – Scott/Erin

  • 10/29 & 11/5    New Creation –Rachel

Confirm Your Faith

  • 11/12 & 19    Way of Discipleship-- Susan

  • 11/26 & 12/3    Way of Salvation--Mark

  • 12/10 & 17    Wesleyan Quadrilateral/John Wesley History—Erin        

    << 12/24 & 12/31    No Class >>

  • 1/7 & 14    Worship—Jenny

  • 1/21 & 28    Sacraments--Rachel

  • Wednesday, January 31 – 1-5:00PM, Retreat #2 Teach Me How to Pray (Scott & Erin)

  • 2/4 & 2/11    Living a Holy Life— Susan

Live Your Commitment

  • 2/18 & 25    Renounce, Reject, Repent—Mark

  • 3/4 & 3/11    Accept—Jenny     Spring Break 3/12-3/23)

  • 3/18 & 25    Confess—Rachel

  • Wednesday, March 28, 1-5:00PM, Retreat #3 My Calling to Fulfill (Scott & Erin)

    << 4/1        Easter – No Class >>

  • 4/8        I Believe (The Creeds)-Erin - St Stephen’s Episcopal Visit (Erin & Scott)

  • 4/15        Fruits of the Spirit –Erin

  • 4/22        Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service & Witness—Mark

    Wednesday, April 25, Confirmation Dinner

    Sunday, April 29 Confirmation Sunday

Faith Buddy Sheets

Please print these out and complete each time you and your Faith Buddy meet. There is space for four meetings on each sheet. Cut the sheet and turn in a section each time you meet. Don't wait to turn them in later. Click here to print a sheet. 

Make Up Work

If you miss a week, you can make up that absence by printing the worksheet, completing it and returning it to Scott's Office (Room 205). Check the schedule above to see what topic was taught the week you were absent. Then click the link below to print the worksheet. If there is no link after a topic, that means the teacher hasn't created the make-up work yet. Check with the teacher to see when he/she might have the work available. 

Know Your Story (Fall)

Confirm Your Faith (Winter)

Live Your Commitment (Spring)

Worship Visitation

Once we have completed a visit to another church or place of worship, print the reflection guideline below. Complete the worksheet and return it to the Youth Office, Room 205, within a week of the visit. 

Worship Visitation Reflection Guidelines