There are a couple of different things you need to know.
First, Confirmation Services, Etc.
Confirmation will be at First-Faith April 12 at 9:30am with a brunch following the service. All youth are expected to participate and be supportive of those being confirmed.
April 19 at Trinity’s 11am service, we’ll have a confirmation recognition service so that Trinity folks can be welcomed into their congregation and the church can celebrate. All youth are expected to participate and be supportive of those being confirmed.
Confirmation Interview: All youth planning to be confirmed need to meet with me (or another pastor, let me know if you do this) before April 12. Youth need to set up this appointment. The conversation will be about the confirmation and membership questions in the Hymnal (we talked about them last week), as well as why he/she wants to be confirmed. Please know that I support youth who say they’d prefer to wait to be confirmed. Please also know that, while there are better and worse answers to the questions in the interview, it doesn’t fit in my theology to say, “You’re not ready to be confirmed.” That doesn’t fit with saying as I’ve said, “The Christian life is a journey and we understand it differently as we grow and experience different things in life.”
Parents, this could be a time for you to grab a hymnal and talk with your youth about the questions asked of those being confirmed and the meaning of membership.
Mission Fun Night.
This week is Mission Fun Night at Trinity.
This will be our youth activity and mission experience for this week. You may come early for supper.
Parents, I need extra adult help this week. Please contact me to volunteer.
Here’s info on Mission Fun Night.
Mission Fun Night—A Miller Hall Mission Trip Come and join in a Miller Hall Mission Trip for all ages! Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Trinity UMC. The meal is served from 5:30-6:30 pm and then the games and stations run from 6:00-7:30 pm. Grab your passport at the door and be ready to learn about and experience missions at home and around the world. First, get fortified with a great meal. A freewill offering will go to a church group mission project. Be sure to check out table displays of all the wonderful missions happening through UM4GI. Then the fun begins! Join in games to learn about mission needs throughout the world, and win items to include in kits to be assembled at stations. Don’t forget to get your passport stamped at each stop! Continue your Mission trip by participating in mission outreach activities. The passports will be a reminder of how each of us can be God’s hands and feet in the world.
– Peace, Matt –