Confirmation 2021

2020

November 10: Registration Opens
November 15: Virtual Parent Meeting
December 6, 9: Mentor and Small Group Leader Training (attend one)

2021

January 8-10: Retreat I
January 17: Small Groups Begin
March 14: Small Groups End
March 19-21: Retreat II
TBD: Service Projects Deadline
April 10: Rehearsal
April 11: Confirmation Day!

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Upcoming Events

Confirmation 2021
Nov 15

Confirmation 2021: Virtual Parent Meeting

November 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is a small group program for students in grades 8 and above that wish to be confirmed in the United Methodist Church. The program is designed to study the beliefs of the United Methodist Church as well as to dive deep into what it means to be a Christian. Upon completion, it is an incredible opportunity for these students to stand before the congregation and proclaim their faith and their commitment to Floris. Below you will find an explanation of the components of Confirmation.

Requirements for Confirmation

Retreats
Two retreats are included in Confirmation. Retreats are an important component of the Confirmation process as they provide an opportunity for students to bond with one another.

Small Groups
Small groups are an important component of the Confirmation process. These groups provide an opportunity for students to meet weekly and discuss the key themes and foundations of Christianity.

Mentors
Mentors make the Confirmation process more personal. Students meet with their mentor 10 times during the 15-week process. Choosing a mentor is an important decision as the mentor will help the student explore the decision to be a Christ follower and their decision to be a member of Floris United Methodist Church. For tips on choosing a mentor, click here. Adults who are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Bill Gray for more information.

Service Project
Serving others is a key practice of a Christ follower and an expectation of membership at Floris UMC. Service projects give the students opportunities to discover their gifts and passions. Confirmands are asked to participate in a three-hour service project with their mentor. Service Hours Completion Form.

Interviews
At the conclusion of Confirmation and prior to the Confirmation worship services, each confirmand will complete an interview with a Floris UMC staff member. These interviews help the confirmand articulate this very important decision.

Services
On Confirmation Sunday, confirmands will accept Christ as their Lord and Savior and become official members of Floris United Methodist Church. All students must be baptized before being confirmed. However, students who have not been baptized will be baptized as part of the service. There is a mandatory Confirmation Rehearsal service on Saturday. 

A Letter to 8th Grade Parents from Bill Gray: Confirmation Scope.