Blair 1st United Methodist Church will be offering 8th Grade Confirmation during the 2021/2022 school year.
WHAT IS CONFIRMATION?
Confirmation in the United Methodist Church is a sacred occasion. For some young people, confirmation represents a maturity of faith that allows the youth to claim the baptismal vows made by family on their behalf during infant baptism. For those not already baptized, confirmation includes the sacrament of baptism and the outpouring of God's love. During the confirmation process, young people claim their love of God through Jesus Christ in their life as they become members of the church. Through Confirmation young people gain a deeper knowledge of what it means to be a member of the church, and what it means to be a disciple and a growing Christian. The Confirmation process offers a variety of ways for each student to experience and grow in their faith. Confirmation is designed for youth (Confirmands) in the 8th grade. Your family does not have to be a member of the United Methodist Church to participate in Confirmation.
CONFIRMATION IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC
We found that the 8th Grade Confirmation Process for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 school years needed to be adapted because of the pandemic. However, we were able to complete the process. That is our plan for this year’s class of 8th Grade Confirmands. We will work to complete the process in unique and creative ways.