Confirmation is a ritual of rite of passage from childhood to adulthood into affirming what God already did in an earlier baptism, when God declared the child to be God’s chosen eternal, precious son/daughter of God. The ritual is practiced by most major Christian denominations such as Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and many Protestant denominations including United Methodist Church. Confirmation is the individual’s first public affirmation of the grace of God in baptism and the acknowledgment of the acceptance of that grace by faith.
Confirmation Class in the United Methodist Church is offered about once a year which lasts several months. It is a time of intentional preparation for youth to learn and reflect on the most basic tenets of our Christian faith. The class is designed to provide a safe environment for youth to ask questions, think for themselves, and grapple with the core issues of faith with their peers under guidance of the pastor. At the end of the Confirmation Class, each youth is given an opportunity to decide if one is ready to be Confirmed. When the decision to proceed is made, a child transitions from childhood status to adulthood with full rights and privileges of adult members of the church.
If you wish to inquire about Confirmation Class for your child, please contact our office to set up an appointment with the pastor.