Never too young

This weekend, youth in the Confirmation class will be joining as full members of our church. This special portion of the worship service will take place on Sunday, at the downtown location of FUMC. Kids in 1st through 6th grade will be observing this event, as this Sunday is a worship-with-your-family Sunday (including Communion). It is important that kids participate in such a momentous occasion – to see what they have to look forward to: claiming the name of “Christian” for themselves.

Prepare your kids ahead of time, and/or discuss the event afterwards. Here’s a question to talk about with your family:

Does completing Confirmation mean graduating from Sunday school?
A group photo of a past Confirmation class
Are we done now?

Absolutely not!

The Confirmation process is a major milestone in these young people’s journey of faith but it is by no means the end. Hopefully it has sparked more questions, such as…

  • Life doesn’t seem to be about me, me, me. What does it mean to be a “child of God?”
  • I’ve confessed Jesus Christ as my Savior. I put my whole trust in his grace… but why is there suffering in the world?
  • I’ve promised to serve him as Lord, but why am I here? Where do I fit in?

Do you have the answers?

The faith journey continues on!


Photo credits:
Confirmation photo by Patrick Gilly, used with permission.

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