Confirmation Information

Confirmation is our opportunity to work with our young people to teach the basics of our faith – the church, what it means to be a Christian, and the depth of God’s love – to our young people so that they may come to decide to accept life in Jesus Christ for themselves!

COOKEVILLE FIRST UMC

Class Schedule

Because of the interruption of the pandemic, we weren’t able to offer Confirmation as we would normally. It’s a vital practice for our church, so we’re excited to offer these opportunities in the Fall and the Spring.

 

 

 

 

6th Grade Confirmation

We are so excited to welcome your 6th grader to our church family through confirmation.  Take a look below for the schedule and other important dates.

Sunday, Feb. 13

  • 9:15 a.m. – Parent Meeting
  • 9:45 a.m. – First Confirmation Class (Wesley Chapel)

Sunday, February 27

  • 4 p.m. – Confirmation Class (B214)

March 4 – 6

  • Confirmation Retreat for last Spring and current Fall confirmands (Cedar Crest)

Sunday, March 20

  • 4 p.m. Confirmation Class (B214)

Sunday, March 27

  • 4 p.m. Confirmation Class (B214)

 Sunday, April 3

  • 4 p.m. – Confirmation Class (B214)

Sunday, April 10

  • 4 p.m. – Prayer Service and Immersions (Wesley Chapel)

Sunday, April 24

  • 8:30 a.m. – Confirmation Sunday (Early Service, Sanctuary)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Confirmation Brunch (Christian Life Center)

 

Confirmation Retreat

All Confirmation Students are invited to the annual confirmation retreat at Cedar Crest.  Details TBA!

Register for Confirmation!

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Contact Clinton

Please let me know if you have any questions about Confirmation!

Thank You!
Clinton Wheeler
Director of Youth Ministries

Clinton

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Scripture Reading: Paul's Letter to Philemon

Greeting

From Paul, who is a prisoner for the cause of Christ Jesus, and our brother Timothy.

To Philemon our dearly loved coworker, Apphia our sister, Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church that meets in your house.

May the grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Paul’s prayer for Philemon

Philemon, I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers because I’ve heard of your love and faithfulness, which you have both for the Lord Jesus and for all God’s people. I pray that your partnership in the faith might become effective by an understanding of all that is good among us in Christ. I have great joy and encouragement because of your love, since the hearts of God’s people are refreshed by your actions, my brother.

Paul’s appeal for Onesimus

Therefore, though I have enough confidence in Christ to command you to do the right thing, I would rather appeal to you through love. I, Paul—an old man, and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus—  appeal to you for my child Onesimus. I became his father in the faith during my time in prison. He was useless to you before, but now he is useful to both of us.  I’m sending him back to you, which is like sending you my own heart. I considered keeping him with me so that he might serve me in your place during my time in prison because of the gospel.  However, I didn’t want to do anything without your consent so that your act of kindness would occur willingly and not under pressure. Maybe this is the reason that Onesimus was separated from you for a while so that you might have him back forever— no longer as a slave but more than a slave—that is, as a dearly loved brother. He is especially a dearly loved brother to me. How much more can he become a brother to you, personally and spiritually in the Lord!

So, if you really consider me a partner, welcome Onesimus as if you were welcoming me. If he has harmed you in any way or owes you money, charge it to my account. I, Paul, will pay it back to you (I’m writing this with my own hand). Of course, I won’t mention that you owe me your life.

Yes, brother, I want this favor from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ.  I’m writing to you, confident of your obedience and knowing that you will do more than what I ask. Also, one more thing—prepare a guest room for me. I hope that I will be released from prison to be with you because of your prayers.

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