Important Dates:

2019

October 1, 2019: Registration Opens (save 10% by registering NO later than November 15)
November 10, 2019: Parent Information Meeting
November 15, 2019: Early Bird Registration closes
December 1, 2019: Registration Closes
December 1, 2019: Mentor and Small Group Leader Roundtable: Best Practices (Attend one)
December 15, 2019: Mentor and Small Group Leader Roundtable: Best Practices (Attend one)

2020

January 11, 2020: Retreat I
January 12, 2020: Small Groups and Mentor Meetings Start
March 15, 2020: Small Groups and Mentor Meetings End
March 27-29, 2020: Retreat II
April 5, 2020: Service Projects Deadline
April 18, 2020: Rehearsal
April 19, 2020: Confirmation Day!

Stay up to date with important Confirmation dates and keep track of which session small groups, mentors, and students are on with the Confirmation Calendar (Google // iCal)

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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

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.

Confirmation 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.