re:form Confirmation

Have you ever wondered about some of the difficult questions of faith and belief?

  • If there is only one God, why are there so many different religions?
  • Why should I follow Jesus; can’t I just say I believe in him?
  • Can you accept the theory of evolution and still be a Christian?
  • Why does God let bad things happen?

confirmation journey 2015-16Teenagers are especially prone to asking lots of questions about the world around them and why things are the way they are. At Plainfield UMC we believe deeply in equipping young people with out-of-the-ordinary experiences and the tools of honest inquiry and discernment, to prepare them for a lifelong journey of trust (and struggle) with the God who created them.

Confirmation is open to all 8th graders and is the continuation of a young person’s lifelong faith journey. The full commitment for the confirmation process involves Sunday morning classes at 9:45 am from September 11 to May 21 and several other activities, such as a retreat, service project, and visits to places of Christian worship beyond our own Methodist tradition, as well as Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist places of worship. Confirmation taps into the roots of Christian faith and tradition and sprouts forth new life as Christians living in 21st century North America.

Confirmation is also the time when the church celebrates with young people their God-given gifts and helps them realize their gifts in service to God, the church, the world, and to their future selves. Confirmation forms their spiritual journey to weather the seasons of life.

We continue this year with SparkHouse’s re:form. From their web site: “re:form features 40 hilarious animated short films that frame the theological questions that youth really ask.”

Please contact the church office with questions. Confirmation Sunday will be May 21, 2017.

Gatherings are every Sunday morning at 9:45 in Room 106.

Download: Registration / Expectations / Basics and Goals / Schedule / Sermon Notes / Grace and Quadrilateral / Consent and Medical Release