Confirmation 2016/2017

Confirmation is an opportunity for our students to be discipled in their faith, in a step by step manner, as we learn what it means to be a follower of Christ at Bethany Church. Your 7th grade or older student will have the opportunity to learn the core concepts of our faith and also who we are as a church. Classes will start Sunday November 6th during the 9:15am service. See our complete calendar below. 

 
 
Bethany United Methodist Church
Information and Requirements for
Confirmation 2016/2017
 
            There are two components to Confirmation: the study portion and the project portion. 
 
Study Portion
            The Confirmand will attend and complete the bi-weekly study of the book, “We Believe”.   The study book is written for use in the United Methodist Churches and is written on a Middle High reading level.  This study is led by Phillip, John and Darlene Andreas or other members of the Pastoral Staff.  The bi-weekly sessions will be held on Sunday mornings during our 9:15am church service. 

 
This book has the following lessons:

  • We are the Church
  • What is and who are the church?
  • The Book of Books
  • Introduction to the Bible and how to use it.
  • God, the Father
  • The first person of the Trinity, attributes of God, the 10 Commandments.
  • God, the Son
  • Summary of the life, death and resurrection of Christ.
  • God, the Holy Spirit
  • Who is the Holy Spirit and how does He work in our lives?  The gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit.
  • God’s Church Grows
  • General church, history and Methodist history.
  • We Worship God
  • Elements of congregational worship (preaching, music, creeds, etc. and what happens to us as we worship).
  • The Church Celebrates
  • The sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion.
  • God’s Plan for our World
  • Sin and redemption.
  • Faithful Disciples
  • Prayers, presence, gifts and service to the church.
  • We Live the Christian Life
  • Spiritual disciplines and decision making.
  • Are You a Christian?
  • How to make a decision for Christ.

 
Students must commit to attending all class sessions.  If a student misses more than three (3)
classes, he/she may not be confirmed.  Students must also complete all class materials.
 
If you have any questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to call the church office.
 
 
Project Portion 

  • The Confirmand will participate in a four (4) hours of service (inside or outside the church)
  • The Confirmand will  complete three (3) of the four mentor assignments. 
  • The Confirmand will complete 8 sermon summaries from either the Saturday night or Sunday Worship.

 
Important Information

  • Schedule
 October 2 Confirmation Parent Meeting (Sun) @9:15am
 October 5 Confirmation Parent Meeting (Wed)* @7:30 Conference room Wescosville
 November 6 Confirmation Class @9:15 
 November 20 Confirmation Class @9:15 
 December 4 Confirmation Class/Retreat 9:15-4pm @Macungie, Lunch is Provided
 December 18 Confirmation Class @9:15 
 January 15 Confirmation Class @9:15 
 January 29 Confirmation Class @9:15/Church 11am
 February 12 Confirmation Class @9:15 
 February 26 Confirmation Class @9:15/Church 11am
 March 12 Confirmation Class @9:15 
 March 26 Confirmation Class @9:15/Church 11am
 April 9 Confirmation Class @9:15 
 April 23 Confirmation Class @9:15/Church 11am
 May 7 Confirmation Class @9:15 
 May 21 Confirmation Class/Retreat 9:15am-4pm
 June 4 Confirmation Sunday at 11am
  • Confirmands must be baptized prior to May 28, 2017.  Baptisms will not be done the weekend of Confirmation.
  • Mandatory Confirmation Rehearsal will be TBD

Below You Will Find Program Resources & Materials.

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