Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Thursday, November 14, 2019
growing together

Confirmation Information

2019-2020 Confirmation Registration
Confirmation class is an opportunity for youth (grades 8 and up) to learn more about their Christian faith and United Methodist Heritage. The class invites students to learn more about the commitment to follow Christ as a disciple and allows them to explore whether they feel ready to undertake that life-changing commitment. Every activity and class session is mandatory. Special exceptions for illness or family emergency are allowable on a case by case basis. 
 
Registration for the 2019-2020 Confirmation Class is now closed. Teens who miss confirmation in their 8th grade year are welcome to join a later year's class.  
 
Important Dates
  • September 11, Parent Orientation Meeting (youth are welcome but not required to attend) 
  • September 20-21, Kick-off Retreat (required of all confirmands. Mentors attend as well)
  • November 24, Service Opportunity (Rise Against Hunger meal packing) 
  • January 20, Service Opportunity
  • May 31, 2020, Confirmation Sunday 
Class Layout
  • Class sessions meet roughly twice monthly from October to May, with time in between sessions for students to interact with their mentors, and with you, as parents, about what they are learning in class. 
  • On days when class is scheduled, the experience will include both class and worship, alternating between the 9:45 or 11:15 a.m. worship services. Worship attendance is part of the class commitment. 
  • There will be several outside of class opportunities for service, fellowship, and learning.
Calendar
To download a complete tentative class schedule for 2019-20, please click here.

For more information regarding Confirmation, please contact Dwayne Stinson, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at dwaynestinson@shadygroveumc.org.