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In the United Methodist tradition, Confirmation is a program that allows youth (7th & 8th grade) the opportunity to learn about our Methodist heritage, our Christian faith, and church membership. It will also help youth understand why we believe what we believe, offer opportunities to ask tough questions about their faith, and be supported by caring Christian adults who mentor them through the process. The result of this class is the student's choice as to whether they desire membership in Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church. Those who choose membership will join the church on "Confirmation Sunday," which is a Sunday that is chosen each year to conclude the class. Most Confirmation classes also include several off-campus local trips, as well as a weekend retreat with other United Methodist youth who are also participating in Confirmation. If you have a high school student who would like to take confirmation, please contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our youth ministry exists to help all young people experience a full life that God intends through Jesus Christ. Therefore, we have built our youth ministry to be full of life, exciting and active. We invite all students 6-12 grade, whether they are members here or not, to join us in our weekly programming. We have programming on Sunday morning and Sunday nights, along with a youth specific Bible study during the week. Our mission trips, events, and retreats are open to those students who are actively participating in our programs. There are so many ways for you to get involved, learn more about God, impact our world, and grow in your faith. We hope you will take a look around, see what is going on, and come join us.
This year we will be changing up what we do on Sunday nights just a little. Each Sunday night will look like its own session from a retreat or event. We will all be together and enjoy games, skits, worship, and a lesson. We will be starting September 19th with our regular youth.
We are completely redoing our small groups this year to try to best fit them into everyone’s busy schedules. Our groups will meet virtually on Zoom the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month for a Check In to see how everyone is doing, have a short devotional, and pray. These will last around 30 minutes. On the 4th week of the month we will have a Check Out; each group will decide on the location and the activity. For example, this might be meeting at the park to hang out, getting ice cream, or going on a hike together. Some small groups may combine for their Check Outs. You do have to register to be a part of a group this year. We will divide the groups by gender and grade but we don’t know exactly how they will fall until we see how many sign up. Once the groups are formed we will communicate the day and time of the zoom calls.
Keeping up with our students post high school graduation is very important to us. Whether you are college bound or entering the work force we would like to keep up with you. Don't forget to join our weekly Bible study on Zoom. Contact Andrew for the link.