So you're going to be a Canterbury
We must have a "Confirmation Registration Form" on file for every confirmand (6th grader), signed by youth and parents. This form is especially important for participation in off-campus events. Special forms/information will be mailed to you prior to retreats. Regular Sunday Morning Schedule: ( all regular activities in Scout Building)
9:10 a.m................................Gathering (we will start on time)
9:30 a.m................................Dismissal to Small Groups ( A,B,C,D)
9:35 - 10:05 a.m...................Small Group Lessons
10:05 - 10:15 a.m.................Small Group Closing
Curriculum: Credo, Confirmation Resources, published by Cokesbury
On the Web: Canterburyumc.org/children/confirmation
Parental Support: Parents will be given the Credo Confirmation guide for Parents, Mentor, and Adult leaders. Along with making Confirmation a priority
in the family schedule, parents are encouraged to read along in the
corresponding sessions in Chapter Three, so that they can have
meaningful discussions with their confirmands about the material being
covered each week in class. This will be particularly helpful if the
confirmand has to be absent.
Minimal Participation Guidelines: Although
there is no "minimum" level of attendance or participation that a person
must meet in order to be included in the actual Confirmation Service,
we know that those young people who are consistently committed and
involved receive the maximum benefits of the Confirmation experience.
The Credo curriculum encourages minimal participation standards. For these reasons, we are recommending the following:
That all Canterbury confirmands to the best of their ability.....
• Attend at least 18 Sunday morning sessions.
• Participate in at least 25 worship opportunities ( Canterbury or elsewhere)
• Participate in at least 2 class Outreach events.
• Participate in at least 1 retreat.
Parental Role In Confirmation
Confirmation is a renewal of the covenant of salvation declared at our baptism. In this renewal we acknowledge what God is doing for us and in us, and we affirm our commitment to Christ's holy church Confirmation is not the penultimate Christian experience, but it may be the beginning of our faith journey.
What is your child doing in Confirmation?
Through a series of
weekly meetings (Sunday morning) and outside worship, fellowship,
retreat, and service opportunities your child, along with his/her peers
and loving, trained leaders will have an opportunity to explore and
ultimately choose and claim for themselves the salvation that God has
offered them in their baptism.
What is the role of parents in Confirmation?
Parents are an essential part of Confirmation. If your children were baptized as infants, you promised to surround them with steadfast love until they were "established in the faith and confirmed and strengthened in the Way that lead to Life Eternal." In fulfillment of this promise, you are now providing the opportunity for them to participate fully in the Confirmation experience and to encourage them tn the following ways:
1. Encourage your child's faith. Talk about faith ... your faith and the role that faith plays in your family.
2. Help your child discover life in the church (the Body of Christ). Give them an opportunity to participate in the many aspects of corporate Christian life...Worship, fellowship, Sunday School, weddings, funerals, outreach events.
3. Help you child understand confirmation as an initial step in a life-long journey.
4. Show by example the importance of the vows made at confirmation or when joining the church. To be faithful in Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, Witness.
5. Facilitate your child's participation in the events of Confirmation. REGISTER FOR EVENTS IN A TIMELY FASHION!!! Have them at events on time and pick up from events no more than 5 min. later than the ending time.
6. Encourage your child to do private devotions - Bible Study and Prayer.
7. Volunteer to help with food, transportation, prayer, or as a leader/chaperone.
8. Stress the importance of cooperation with adult leadership.
9. pray regularly for your child, others in the group, and the leaders.
10. MAKE CONFIRMATION A FAMILY PRIORITY THIS YEAR.
Confirmation Schedule 2015
Updates will be added as necessary
Canterbury Confirmation 2015 Schedule
Aug. 3 Leaders’ Training, 8:00 -10:00 a.m. Scout
Aug. 10 Parent/Confirmand
Orientation 9:15 -10:15 a.m. Canterbury
Aug. 17 Kick-Off/Promotion Sunday 9:15 -10:15 a.m. Scout Bldg
Ice Cream Social – 6th grade 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. John Wesley Room
August 24 Confirmation Covenant Service 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Chapel
Sept. 21, 28 *Family Promise set-up/take-down1:00 p.m./7:30 a.m. Scout Bldg.
Sept. 26-27 Confirmation Fall Retreat 4:00 p.m. Ala. 4-H Ctr.
Oct. 12 Church wide Day of Service TBD
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Food Delivery 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Oak Mtn. Ministry
Dec. 3 Santa’s Workshop 6:00 -7:00 p.m. Canterbury Hall
Dec. 14 Caroling & Christmas Party 4:00 -8:00 p.m. Dining Room
Jan. 4, 11 *Family Promise set-up/take down 1:00 p.m./7:30 a.m. Scout Bldg.
Jan. 22-24 Created by God – Human Sexuality Seminar Wesley Hall
Jan. 25 Ecumenical
Sunday Church Visit TBD
Feb. 13-16 Discover the Light Retreat St.
Feb. 8 Confirmands
to New Trad. Service 8:15 a.m. Chapel
Feb. 18 Ash
Wednesday Service 6:00
March 22 Church of the Reconciler TBD
March 30-April 4 Holy
Week & Spring Break
April 18 -19 Confirmation Spring Retreat 8:30 a.m. Camp Sumatanga
April 19, 26 Confirmation Class visit Contemporary Worship, 10:30 a.m. Canterbury Ctr.
*Family Promise set-up/take-down 1:00 p.m./7:30 a.m. Scout Bldg.
May 1 Confirmation
Dinner 6:00 p.m. Canterbury Hall
May 3 Confirmation
Service 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary
*Formerly BHN Hospitality Network