Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming his or her baptismal vows before the congregation. Auburn UMC confirms students when they are in the 6th or 7th grade.
We are excited that you have made the commitment to be a part of the Confirmation Class. Confirmation is a time of discovery, a journey that leads a student to confirm the vows made at their baptism for themselves. At Auburn UMC, all sixth graders, and older youth who have not completed confirmation, are invited to join the Confirmation class. Confirmation classes offer a space to ponder difficult life questions and be open to God, as well as to develop a better understanding of the United Methodist Church. The class will include hands-on experiences like service projects, creative prayer activities, and diverse worship experiences. Confirmands will also have a retreat in January at Camp Marannook. This is a special opportunity to dig even deeper on the big questions and ideas that shape our faith in a way that is accessible and empowering.
The confirmation class meets at 9:30am each Sunday morning during the school year (with a few additional experiences) and is structured with a combination of small group and large group experiences to help young people make meaningful connections with mentors as well as other confirmands.
All homework assigned can be found in your student guide.
Everyone: Complete Lesson 1 REFLECT and CREATE activities on pages 4-7.
If you missed class: Read 1 Samuel 3:19
Write down 3 emotions you think Samuel was feeling.
Read Exodus 3:1-14 and 4:1-5, 10-16
Write down 3 emotions you think Moses was feeling.
Everyone: Complete Lesson 2 REFLECT and CREATE activities on pages 8-10.
If you missed class: Read the 4 scripture readings under the Explore heading on page 8.
Decide for each if the Scripture is talking about community or covenant.
Everyone: Complete Lesson 3 activities EXPLORE, REFLECT, and CREATE on pages 12-14. And Lesson 4 REFLECT and CREATE activities on pages 16-19.
Everyone: Complete Lesson 5 activities REFLECT and CREATE on pages 20-23.
If you missed class: Read the scripture under the EXPLORE section on pg. 20. Answer the following questions:
- What stuck out to you from the story of Israel
- What did you find important?
- How did some of the passages make you feel?
- What, do you think, would these words have meant to Jesus?
Shack visit – no homework
If you missed class: Research and write down 3 ways churches can partner with their community.
Everyone: Complete Lesson 7 activities REFLECT and CREATE on pages 28-31. Complete Lesson 8 activities REFLECT
If you missed class: Research the 8 people listed under EXPLORE on pg. 28 and write down one sentence each about why they are important to the church. Research the people listed under EXPLORE on pg. 32 and write one sentence for each about why they are important to Methodism.