2019-20 Confirmation Class Schedule
UNIT 1 - WHO WE ARE
September 8 – “Being a Class” - General overview of the confirmation process
Baptism, Commitment, and Growth
What can the students expect?
What is expected of the students?
More than a Sunday School class
Worship Attendance and Leadership
Developing Your Own, Particular Ministry
Make-up assignment: Watch “Chuck Knows Church: Confirmation” Be prepared to answer the question “Why do we do this?”. Then watch “Chuck Knows Church: Confirmation, Part II”. Write out three things you want to learn more about or three questions you have about God or faith or Jesus or life in general.
September 15 - "Living Together as God's People"
Covenant and community are two defining characteristics of living together with God and in the Church. The role of the community of Christians is to help one another stay faithful to the covenants God makes with us. Without the shared covenants and support of our community, it would be nearly impossible to keep our promises with God.
Divide a piece of paper into two columns. Label one “Covenant” and the other “Community”. At the top of each column, give a definition of the heading. Look up these Bible passages and assign each reading to one column or the other. Hand the paper in to the pastor by September 22.
Hebrews 10:24-25 Genesis 9:12-17 Leviticus 26:3-4, 11-13
Galatians 3:28-29 Acts 2:46-47 Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Romans 8:37-39 Romans 15:5-7 Matthew 3:13-17
Colossians 3:12-17 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Luke 22:14-20
September 22 - “Loving Together as God’s People”, Part I
What makes someone is a Christian? Is it what they believe or is it what they do or is it a combination of those? It doesn’t really start with us. It starts with God reaching out to us before we’re even aware of it. When God offered us his love by sending Jesus, he showed us how we are loved and at the same time showed us how to love one another.
Makeup Assignment: Read John 13:34-35 and John 15:9-17, then
1) List three people who have shown you that they love you and how they express their love.
2) List three ways the confirmation class can show Christian love to one another.
3) List three ways that you can show someone you don’t know or don’t know well that you love them.
September 29 - "Loving Together as God's People", Part II
October 6 - "Belonging Together as God's People"
UNIT 2 - WHERE WE COME FROM
October 12, 9:30 a.m. - visit to Congregation B'nai Jacob
October 13 - "The Faith of Jesus"
October 20 - Family Worship
October 27 - "The Early Church"
November 3, 6:00 p.m. - "The Reformation" (pizza and movie night)
November 10 - Visits to area churches as assigned
Reports will be due three days later, to be shared on November 17
November 17 - Family Worship
November 24 - "The Wesleys and Methodists"
December 1 - "The United Methodist Church"
December 8 - "First United Methodist Church of Phoenixville"
December 15 - Family Worship
December 22 - BREAK
December 29 - Lead Informal Worship in Fellowship Hall
UNIT 3 - SEEKING, SHARING, AND SHOWING GOD'S LOVE
January 5 - "Experiencing God"
January 12 - "The Sacraments"
January 19 - Family Worship
January 26 - "Learning to Pray"
February 2 - "Reading the Bible - Torah and History"
February 9 - "Reading the Bible - Psalms and Prophets"
February 16 - Family Worship
February 23 - "Reading the Bible - Gospels"
March 1 - "Reading the Bible - Acts and Epistles"
March 7 (morning) - "Time Traveler" at Historic St. George's UMC in Philadelphia
March 8 - "God and Jesus"
March 15 - Family Worship
March 22 - "Sin and Salvation"
March 29 - "The Holy Spirit"
April 5 (Palm Sunday) - "Identifying Your Spiritual Gifts"
April 12 (Easter) - BREAK
April 19 - Family Worship
April 26 - "Life after Death"
May 3 - "World Christianity" - visits to Orthodox and Spanish-speaking churches
May 10 (Mothers' Day) - "Faith and Family"
May 17 - Family Worship
May 24 - "Christian Faith as a Teenagers and Young Adults"
May 30, Noon - Cookout at Church for Students, Families, and Friends
May 31 (Pentecost) - CONFIRMATION