Sundays, August 11 - October 27 | 11am - 12:15pm | Mt. Bethel UMC
$220 for Weekend Retreat (covers parent and student as well as confirmation materials))
Confirmation is Mt. Bethel’s program designed to empower students and their families to connect in their relationships with God in new and growing ways. Confirmation is comprised of six one-hour Sunday morning sessions (11am-12:15pm), as well as a weekend-long retreat, and is no longer a grade-bound experience, which means that students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to enroll whenever he or she is spiritually ready. How do you know if your student is spiritually ready? Consider these questions.
- Does your student initiate faith-based conversations and questions, or respond with interest when you do?
- Do you see evidence of your child’s faith in his or her actions (reads Bible, desires to serve, holds a deep sense of right/wrong)?
- Does your student express an active desire to come to church?
So that we can continue to equip our families as the primary spiritual leaders in our students’ lives, we are thrilled to include parents in our Confirmation process. We ask that at least one parent accompany each student to each Sunday session*, as well as to the weekend retreat. For parents of students in grades 7-9, attendance at the retreat is required, and for parents of students in grades 10-12, we strongly encourage your attendance at the retreat as well.
*While parents and students must attend all sessions for the student to be confirmed, we do permit one absence per Confirmation experience (excluding Confirmation Retreat).
If you have questions about your student’s readiness, your family’s ability to engage with us, or any other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Elley Lee.
Fall 2019 – Registration deadline is August 8
August 11- Confirmation Information Session
August 18 – Session 1
August 24-25 – Confirmation Retreat
September 1 – no meeting, Labor Day
September 8 – Session 2
September 15 – Session 3
September 22 – no meeting, Fall Break
September 29 – no meeting, Fall Break
October 6 – Session 4
October 13 – Session 5
October 20 – Session 6
October 27 – Confirmation Sunday