Confirmation is an important part of a young person’s faith journey. In confirmation class, students will be challenged to think about their faith, put their faith into action, and make decisions about their own spiritual formation. This class is for students entering 8th grade or higher.

We are excited to introduce a new format for confirmation this year. Based on feedback from parents and students, a confirmation class will be offered twice this school year at our Birmingham campus. Students may choose to be a part of a ten-week segment in the fall and confirm their faith in December or participate in a ten-week segment in the winter and confirm their faith in May. To give students the space to participate in sports and other after-school activities as well as confirmation classes, fall classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The day and time for the winter class are yet to be determined. 

Registration for the Fall Confirmation Class is now open!

Click here to register your child. 

Medical Release Form and a Confirmation Covenant, both need to be filled out and returned to Rev. Susie by September 20, 2022

CONFIRMATION CLASS DATES

September: 20, 27

October: 4, 18, 25

(No class on Oct. 11 due to rummage sale)

November: 1, 8, 15, 29

(No class on Nov. 22 due to Thanksgiving break)

December: 6

December 11: Confirmation Sunday

The cost for the confirmation class is $50 per student to cover materials and supplies. You will be able to pay online when you register your student.

CONFIRMATION COMMISSIONING

October 9, 2022, at the Birmingham campus during worship in the Sanctuary  at 9:30 am.

​As a class, students will receive a blessing from the pastors as they commit to their journey toward confirmation. Parents and family members are invited to attend this joyous event!

WORSHIP

Sunday morning in person or online
9:30 am Birmingham campus
10:00 am Berkley campus
11:00 am Birmingham campus

​Regular participation in worship is a vital part of our faith journey. It is where we learn and grow in our faith as well as create the relationships that sustain us throughout our lives. At Birmingham & Berkley First, we praise God through traditional and modern worship on Sunday mornings. Confirmation students are expected to worship with their families at least twice a month and record their attendance and reflection of worship by filling out and turning in a Worship Summary Guide to Rev. Susie after attending worship.

​FAITH STATEMENT

Confirmands will be guided throughout the confirmation journey to write a faith statement that articulates what they believe about their faith. Faith statements will be shared during worship on Confirmation Sunday.

​CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

December 11, 2022

The big day! The students are invited to confirm their faith during the confirmation service in the sanctuary of the Birmingham Campus at the 11:00 am service. Parents and extended family are invited to attend this powerful moment of faith in the life of our students. A professional photographer will be in worship to photograph the confirmands. Parents will be given access to the pictures in the weeks following Confirmation Sunday.

The deadline for registering is September 16, 2022, and the class begins on September 20, 2022. 

If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact me at shierholzer@fumcbirmingham.org.