Confirmation Sunday – January 8
January 2, 2017
By Dorian Albert
This year, Confirmation moved from a year-long Sunday school program to a five month retreat program called The Journey. They’ve had three over-night retreats here at the church and two all day Sunday retreats, culminating this weekend with their final overnight retreat before Confirmation Sunday on January 8th.
Each retreat has had a specific focus including UMC history and FUMC Dallas history, Discipleship, Faith, and Jesus. Through a variety of Bible studies, lessons, discussions, hands-on activities and experiences, these students have learned about different building blocks of our faith and have worked together to discover where they have been, where they are, and where they are going in their faith journey.
Although Confirmation marks the end of their retreats, it is the beginning of their faith journey. I am so proud of these Confirmands for their dedication and commitment to this program and I can’t wait to stand with them on January 8th as they become official members of our faith community. I am thankful for our congregation who walks alongside these students in every step of their journey. It is a blessing to be in this ministry with all of you.
Please join me in holding these students in prayer as they take this next step in their faith journey on January 8:
Emily Ward, Grace Winton, Campbell Harris, Ava Finn, Alec Cambre, Jackson Giddens, Adam Bowen, and Kennedy Hawkins