Confirmation

8th Grade Confirmation

Confirmation is a time for 8th graders to explore the Christian faith and begin to make decisions about how they will live out that faith.  Considered a milestone in life, McFarlin takes Confirmation seriously, as we challenge our students to grow closer to God through Jesus Christ, recogniziing they are created in God’s image, understanding the power of the Holy Spirit at work in their lives, and realizing they are on this earth of a purpose and a reason.

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There are several important pieces to Confirmation:

  • Confirmation Meetings, most of which take place on Sunday evenings, 6pm to 8pm
    • Each Sunday evening begins with dinner, followed by a large group teaching time that then leads into small groups.
    • The large group teach times are led by a McFarlin pastor or staff person, and focuses on a particular subject.
    • Following the large group teaching time, Confirmands are broken into small groups for further discussion.
  • Sunday morning Awakenings, 9:40am to 10:40am
    • 8th graders will have their own class on Sunday mornings and explore other topics related to our life as followers of Jesus.
  • Confirmation Retreat, April 27 – 28
    • This takes place Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 at Bridgeport Camp west of Denton, Texas.
    • The theme of the retreat is “Faith,” and is an important part of Confirmation.
    • We will depart at 5pm on Friday, April 27 and be back around 10pm on Saturday, April 28
  • Spring Break Mission, March 17 – 24
    • Serving others is not only an important part of McFarlin’s mission to Change Lives That Change the World, it is also a call that Jesus has placed on each and every one of His followers lives.
    • The Spring Break Mission is March 17 – 24, 2018 to the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.
    • Base cost for Confirmands is $300 (the regular cost is $400).  There are other discounts available.

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The cost of Confirmation is $75.  This includes a Wesley Study Bible, cost of the retreat, and other materials and resources for Confirmation.  This can be paid to Scott Meier by cash of check, or by credit card by calling Eann Robinson in the church office (405-321-3484).

 

Confirmation 2018 Schedule

In addition to the below Confirmation meetings, Confirmands are encouraged to take part in Sunday morning Awakening (Sunday School) at 9:40am to 10:40am each Sunday.

  • Sunday, January 7:  Confirmation kick off for Parents & Students, 6pm – 8pm
  • Sunday, January 14:  Confirmation meets, 6pm to 8pm
  • Sunday, January 21:  Confirmation meets, 6pm to 8pm
  • Sunday, January 28:  Confirmation meets, 6pm to 8pm
  • Sunday, February 4:  Confirmation meets, Noon to 2pm (due to the Super Bowl)
  • Sunday, February 11:  No Confirmation due to Winter Retreat
  • Sunday, February 19:  Confirmation meets, 6pm to 8pm
  • Sunday, February 25:  Confirmation meets, 6pm to 8pm
  • Sunday, March 4:  Confirmation meets, 6pm to 8pm
  • Sunday, March 11:  Confirmation meets, 6pm to 8pm
  • Spring Break Mission:  March 17 – 24
  • Sunday, March 18:  No Confirmation due to Spring Break
  • Sunday, March 25:  Confirmation meets, 6pm to 8pm
  • Sunday, April 1:  No Confirmation due to Easter
  • Sunday, April 8:  Confirmation meets, 6pm to 8pm
  • Sunday, April 15:  No Confirmation due to Easter
  • Sunday, April 22:  Confirmation, 6pm to 8pm
  • Friday – Sunday, April 27 – 28:  Confirmation Retreat, Bridgeport Camp, Texas
  • Sunday, April 29:  No Confirmation due to Confirmation Retreat
  • Sunday, May 6:  Confirmation Sunday rehearsal for both students and parents, 6pm to 8pm
  • Sunday, May 13:  Confirmation Sunday

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