Take the next step on your faith journey
Confirmation is a faith formations class, open to 8th graders and up, that meets from January until April covering the basic tenants of Christian faith, what it means to be a United Methodist, and what it means to be a member of West Market Street UMC. Confirmands have a chance to wrestle with questions about their faith while they process and determine what they believe, with a group of people their age and committed adults who serve as Confirmation Mentors in small group settings. The class meets once a week from 10:00-11:30 in the Youth Cafe (Room 405), and in addition to the class confirmands participate in a Confirmation Lock-in, service project, small group fun event, Confirmation Retreat, and Confirmation Banquet with their parents. It all builds up to Confirmation Sunday where confirmands have the opportunity to affirm their baptism vows or be baptized for the first time and join the church (if they so choose). Confirmation is a step on a life-long journey of faith formation and development and is a great chance to reflect and ask some of tough questions you have about what we believe and why.
Important Confirmation Dates
January 15: 2017 Confirmation Class Begins
January 27: 2017 Confirmation Lock-in
March 31-April 1: 2017 Confirmation Retreat
April 1: 2017 Confirmation Banquet with Parents
April 2: 2017 Confirmation Sunday