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Confirmation

WHAT IS CONFIRMATION?
Students who are old enough to understand the teachings of the Church and need to decide for themselves whether to claim these beliefs as their own are eligible to participate in confirmation. For those who have been baptized, they will be confirming that the vows taken on their behalf are now vows they choose to live by. For those not baptized, it is an opportunity to learn, choose baptism and confirm that they are choosing to live a Christian life.
Through discussion, videos, group projects, and more we will explore what faith means, why the Church exists, who Jesus is, and why it is important for you! Upon successful completion, confirmands will have the opportunity for membership at Mentor UMC.

WHO IS THIS FOR?
Students in grades 7, 8, & 9. If you have older students interested in confirmation, please email MaryeEtta Fairchild Reed at mereed@mentorumc.org to inquire.

COST
Cost is $50 per student to cover class materials and Bible that will be presented at orientation. An additional fee of approximately $50 for the retreat will be due in April. ***Scholarships are available.

REGISTRATION
Return completed form to Mentor UMC office by mail or in person. Make checks payable to MUMC with your student’s name and “Confirmation” written in the memo.
Confirmation Registration Form

WHEN DOES CONFIRMATION MEET?
The program will start with an orientation and potluck for the student(s) and their family in early October and will conclude with Confirmation in May. On Sunday mornings, confirmands will attend classes and then attend 11:00 am worship service of their choice (either Traditional or Modern).
9:00 am to 10:45 am Class
10:45 am to 11:00 am Break
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Worship Service

COMMITMENT
Students are expected to attend and complete as follows:

CLASS ~ May miss up to 3 Sundays. Makeup work will be assigned for missed weeks and expected to be completed and turned in by next class. Extreme circumstances need to be discussed with Leah.

WORSHIP SERVICES ~ May miss up to 3 Sundays when class meets.

WORK ASSIGNMENTS ~ Bible reading, class journal, sermon notes need to be completed each week.

SPECIAL EVENTS ~ Classes, orientation, and retreat are required. Special worship services are encouraged.

CLASS SERVICE PROJECTS ~ Students are required to participate in 4 hours of service time.

ACOLYTING ~ Students are required to do this at least two times in Sanctuary service.

CLOSING INTERVIEW ~ Each confirmand is assigned to a Mentor UMC staff member for an interview the week before Confirmation Sunday.

Confirmation is a serious commitment and takes priority over other activities. If a student must miss any of the above, notification is required as soon as a conflict arises.

For questions contact Leah Nash at (440) 255-3496 ext 114 or lnash@mentorumc.org