Register by September 6, 2016
Classes start September 11
Confirmation is an opportunity for 7th and 8th students to grow in their faith, knowledge, and love of God. And it’s tons of fun! In the spring the students confirm the vows they made at their baptism by being Confirmed during worship. At this time, they also become a member of the United Methodist Church. Confirmation is taught by Pastor Lindsey Hall.
To participate, students must register by September 6th.
Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Confirmation class is on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Center. Please review your personal schedules before registering for confirmation. If a student will miss more than three classes, it is best to take confirmation another year to have the most rewarding confirmation experience. Please visit with Pastor Lindsey if you have concerns about class attendance.
Confirmation Class Dates
Confirmation Class Dates
September: 11, 18, 25
October: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November: 6, 13, 20
December: 4, 11, 18
January: 8, 15, 29
February: 5, 12, 26
March: 5, 12, 19, 26
April: 9, 16, 23, 30
October 9th at 11:00 a.m.
Students will be recognized and commissioned in worship on October 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. As a class, students will receive a blessing from the pastors as they commit to a year of growing in faith. Parents and other family members are invited to attend this joyous event!
May 5th at 6:00 p.m.
The Confirmation Banquet is a special tradition at Birmingham First which includes dinner and worship for the students and their families. Students will also share their personal Confirmation Creeds during worship.
May 7th at 11:00 a.m.
It’s the big day! The 7th and 8th grade students will be confirmed at 11:00 a.m. in the traditional service in the sanctuary. Parents and extended family are invited to attend this powerful moment of faith in the life of the students! A professional photographer will be in worship to photograph the service. Parents will have access to the pictures online a few weeks after the service.
Hands 4 Detroit on October 1st OR Cass Mission Day on March 25th
Serving in missions is an incredible opportunity to serve God, serve others, and grow in your faith! The students will serve at a local mission project in the Metro Detroit area. Students may choose to serve at Hands 4 Detroit on October 1st or Cass Community Social Services on March 25th. Participation in one of the mission project is required, but students may participate in both mission days too. All mission activities are free. Friends are welcome!
Sunday evening from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Youth Group starts with dinner in Fellowship Hall, then head to the gym for games and recreation! End the night with devotions and small group discussions. Confirmation students are asked to attend Youth Group twice. All Youth Group activities are free. Friends are welcome!
Sunday morning at 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.
Worship is an important part of the Confirmation Journey. At Birmingham First, we praise God through traditional and contemporary worship on Sunday morning. While worship attendance is not recorded, Confirmation students are asked to worship regularly with their families.
For more information, contact Pastor Lindsey Hall.