In the United Methodist tradition, confirmation is an opportunity for youth to affirm the baptismal covenant and to choose for themselves to make their own professions of faith. This is an important step along a youth’s life long faith journey. A series of classes are offered, along with opportunities for mentorship and self exploration, that will prepare the youth for Confirmation Sunday.
Youth will confirm their faith and become baptized, professing members of the church on Sunday, May 19, 2024 during the worship service of their choice (8:30 am, 10:00 am, or 5:30 pm).
Classes, mentoring, and a pathway of spiritual growth will prepare each youth for Confirmation Sunday.
“How to Read the Bible” with Rev. Jonathan Chute
Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 11:30am – 1:00pm at RHUMC (lunch will be served)
“What Is a Christian?” with Rev. Dr. April Herron
Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 11:30am – 1:00pm at RHUMC (lunch will be served)
“United Methodist History and Professions of Faith” with Rev. Kristin Sutrave
Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 11:30am – 1:00pm at RHUMC (lunch will be served)
Youth will hear from congregation members who will share about their faith journeys at the beginning of each class. Kristin, the Director of Youth Ministries, will be in weekly contact with youth to track progress and to offer support and guidance throughout the process. Youth are encouraged to interview other adults in their lives about their faith journeys as well.
Each young person’s pathway will be unique and can be tailored to interests and schedule. Guidance will be provided by a point system. Each member of the confirmation group needs to document their pathway, either by keeping a written log or by sending a selfie to Kristin at the completion of each chosen activity. Please consult with Rev. Kristin Sutrave or Rev. April Herron along the way with questions or needs for assistance.