Milestone 4: Confirmation

We believe that confirmation is a significant step in the journey of faith. Middle-school students are invited to claim for themselves the names, “Christian” and “United Methodist.” This is also a time when youth begin to need the larger community of faith even more. The Confirmation Milestone is designed to help parents navigate the teenage years.

How Students Are Celebrated:

Confirmation is a year long journey that begins with a Covenant Service on August 21, 2023. Confirmands meet weekly during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday school hour. During these classes, students are encouraged to examine their own thoughts on faith and God as a young adult. On Sunday, May 21, 2023, they have the opportunity to be confirmed in their faith and become full members of the church. To enroll your child in the program, visit our confirmation page.

How Parents are Supported:

A parent meeting will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 21. Please also check out the parent resources below.

 

Family Experiences: 6th Grade

 

Preparation For Adolescence

The 6th Grade Year is an exciting year filled with the transition from childhood to adolescence. Here is a guide to help give you a glimpse of what might be going on inside your brand new 6th grader.

Family Experiences: 7th Grade

 

The Blessing

The 7th grade year is the “Wonder Year,” where your brand new teenager begins to try on identities and discover who they are going to be. This guide will give you a map into the body, mind, and soul of your 7th grader.

Family Experiences: 8th Grade

 

Purity Weekend

The 8th grader says “goodbye” to puberty issues and “hello” to the quest for freedom from parents and “kiddie” things. Major changes occur during this year as the teen transitions into the middle of the adolescent journey. Here is a look at what is going on with your 8th grader.