What does “confirmation” mean?

United Methodists use the term “confirmation” to mark the first time a baptized Christian publicly “confirms” their intention to live the vows of the baptismal and membership covenant and so becomes a professing member of the local congregation and The United Methodist Church. While we typically think of Confirmation as the occasion when a youth confirms their intention to live a Christian life, you can be any age from youth to senior at the time of Confirmation.

Grace United Methodist Church has youth confirmation classes one evening a week for several weeks leading up to the Confirmation, which takes place during a Sunday Worship Service. Please speak with the Pastor if you would like to be confirmed or if you are the parent or guardian of a youth who would like to be confirmed.