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HUMC Discovery


March 18, 2018 12:00 am March 18, 2018 12:00 am America/New_York HUMC Discovery

HUMC “Discovery” An Adult Confirmation Offering Beginning Sunday, March 18, we are excited to offer adults, in our Community of Faith, an opportunity to learn more about the history and beliefs of The United Methodist Church, the work of the local congregation, Baptism or Discipleship in a small group setting. Isn’t confirmation only for young people? Do adults attend confirmation classes? Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism or preparation for baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. “What God offers us must be accepted in repentance and faith,” This Is Your Baptismal Liturgy states. “Confirmation and reaffirmation are our responses of commitment, profession of faith, and rededication.” “Confirmation includes three aspects,” This Is Your Baptismal Liturgy summarizes. “a) God confirms the divine promise to those who were too young to grasp what God was doing in their baptism, b) they respond by professing their own acceptance of the grace they have received and their own faith in Christ, c) the Church, as represented by this congregation, confirms the commitments they make.” Confirmation is not a destination. It is more of a way station, a place where we renew our commitment to the journey we have been traveling under the care of others or where we make a commitment to continue the journey we have begun. “It is the first time that persons publicly declare their intention to live out the vows of the baptismal covenant,” Burton-Edwards teaches. “It is not intended to be the last time. It’s just that confirmation is the label we put on the first time.” It is also a time for a Community of Faith to celebrate a person’s commitment to “live as a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ,” and to renew their commitment to do the same. What are the expectations for me? Beginning on Sunday, March 18, we will journey for 7 weeks learning about Our Life Together as United Methodists; Our History and Heritage, Beliefs, and Theology as United Methodists; and Our Faith and Calling as United Methodists. On Sunday, May 20, Pentecost Sunday, we will celebrate with a “Public Profession of Faith” during the Worship Services followed by a joint celebration with the Youth Confirmands. These sessions will be facilitated by various leaders in our Community of Faith as we engage different perspectives and gifts. What are my next Steps? Reserve your spot by contacting Denise Pridemore at denise@humc.org.

HUMC “Discovery”

An Adult Confirmation Offering

Beginning Sunday, March 18, we are excited to offer adults, in our Community of Faith, an opportunity to learn more about the history and beliefs of The United Methodist Church, the work of the local congregation, Baptism or Discipleship in a small group setting.

Isn’t confirmation only for young people? Do adults attend confirmation classes?

Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism or preparation for baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. “What God offers us must be accepted in repentance and faith,” This Is Your Baptismal Liturgy states. “Confirmation and reaffirmation are our responses of commitment, profession of faith, and rededication.”

“Confirmation includes three aspects,” This Is Your Baptismal Liturgy summarizes. “a) God confirms the divine promise to those who were too young to grasp what God was doing in their baptism, b) they respond by professing their own acceptance of the grace they have received and their own faith in Christ, c) the Church, as represented by this congregation, confirms the commitments they make.”

Confirmation is not a destination. It is more of a way station, a place where we renew our commitment to the journey we have been traveling under the care of others or where we make a commitment to continue the journey we have begun.

“It is the first time that persons publicly declare their intention to live out the vows of the baptismal covenant,” Burton-Edwards teaches. “It is not intended to be the last time. It’s just that confirmation is the label we put on the first time.”

It is also a time for a Community of Faith to celebrate a person’s commitment to “live as a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ,” and to renew their commitment to do the same.

What are the expectations for me?

Beginning on Sunday, March 18, we will journey for 7 weeks learning about Our Life Together as United Methodists; Our History and Heritage, Beliefs, and Theology as United Methodists; and Our Faith and Calling as United Methodists. On Sunday, May 20, Pentecost Sunday, we will celebrate with a “Public Profession of Faith” during the Worship Services followed by a joint celebration with the Youth Confirmands.

These sessions will be facilitated by various leaders in our Community of Faith as we engage different perspectives and gifts.

What are my next Steps?

Reserve your spot by contacting Denise Pridemore at denise@humc.org.