Confirmation

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Our 2016-2017 Confirmation class meets Sunday mornings in Room 119 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. beginning Sunday, September 18, 2016 with completion and Confirmation celebration on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017. All are welcome to a celebration in honor of our confirmands immediately following the 10:30 worship service.

This class is open to youth in 7th grade who are interested in learning more about the Christian faith. The class is led by Rev. Jon McCoy, Mrs. Nancy Malo, Mr. Jim Chadwick, and Mr. Lennox Iton.

The Hinsdale UMC Confirmation Program supports our 7th grade students in their decision to become members of this congregation. Confirmation classes explore the foundations of our faith through the lens of United Methodist history and heritage while comparing and contrasting our beliefs and practices to those of other world religions.

Confirmation is a big step in the journey of these young people, during which they openly profess their faith in Christ, commit to being responsible disciples, and become recognized as adult members of the church. To support our youth during this journey, each Confirmand is paired with an adult mentor who together meet regularly throughout the year. This year we will not only have adult confirmation mentors, we will also have junior confirmation mentors. (High school students who have completed confirmation will be invited to share their stories of their faith journey with younger peers.)

We are blessed by and thankful for each confirmation class!

To find out more about Confirmation please contact Rev. Jon McCoy at (630) 325-1280 or email him at jon.mccoy@hinsdaleumc.com.

Confirmation Mentors Needed

The Confirmation Class will begin in October and will also include Confirmation Mentors. The Credo Curriculum notes that Mentors should be persons with a mature faith. This year confirmands are invited to select a Confirmation Mentor or confirmands can be matched with a Mentor from the pool of volunteers. Mentors are needed that are committed to growing in faith, are striving to be holy, and can be honest and open about their faith. If you would like to be considered as a Confirmation Mentor, please contact the church office or one of the Confirmation Coordinators: Pastor McCoy, Mrs. Nancy Malo, Mr. Jim Chadwick, or Mr. Lennox Iton. Please note that all Confirmation Mentors will have to complete a background check in accordance with our Safe Sanctuary Policy.

Middle School Sunday School

Middle School Sunday School and Confirmation begins Sunday, September 18 and all 6th through 8th Graders are welcomed! The class is structured to be a confirmation preview for 6th graders, confirmation for 7th graders, and confirmation review for 8th graders. All Middle Schoolers will be included in trips and visits to different churches, museums, and bus tours. Class meets Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 119 and continues through the end of May, 2017. Please contact Rev. McCoy with questions.

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