Confirmation 2018

Chandler and Song of Life UMCs

Confirmation Schedule:

        March 3        Meet at church at 11:15am, back to the church by 3:30

Islamic Center of Tempe Mosque tour

Jose’s Closet Service Project

March 4            12:30 PM – 2:30 PM         Session #1 @ Song of Life UMC

Topic: Unit #1 Our Journey / Lesson _______________________________

Speaker: Rev. Sarai Case

        Spring Break

        March 10        iHELP Service Project @5:30 PM

March 25            12:30 PM – 2:30 PM        Session #2: @ Song of Life UMC

Topic: UNIT 3: Our Life Together / Lesson: __________________________

Conference & Connectional Ministry  

Speaker:  Rev. Beth Rambikur

        Attend Holy Week Services at your home church

April 1            Happy Easter!

April 6                Rock Shabbat @Temple Emanuel @6:30pm

April 7                All Saints Episcopal Church outing (Saturday) Service @ 5pm with dinner to follow

April 8           12:30 PM – 2:30 PM        Session #3 @ Song of Life UMC

                Topic: UNIT 2: Our History and Heritage / Lesson: ________________

Speaker: Rev. Susan Brims 

        April 11        SoL Makeup Class Session @6pm-7:30pm

April 15          12:30 PM – 2:30 PM        Session #4 @ Chandler UMC

Topic: UNIT 4: Our Beliefs / Lesson: ______________________

Speaker: _____________________________

April 19        Feed My Starving Children - Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM 

April 22           12:30 PM – 2:30 PM        Session #5 @ Chandler UMC

                Topic:  Unit #5 Our Theology/ Lesson: Grace & Wesleyan Quadrilateral

Speaker: Jonathan Arnpriester

April 29        12:30 PM – 2:30 PM        Session #6  @ Chandler UMC

                Lesson: ______________________________

Speaker: Rev. Janessa Chastain - Grace UMC

May 4-6        Friday evening – Sunday 1:00 PM         Confirmation Retreat 

UNIT 6: Our Faith and Calling /

Topics: _______________________________

Topics: _______________________________

Low ropes course activities

May 12        Rehearsal @SoL, 10am

May 13        Confirmation Sunday


Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter

-     Confirmation Retreat Mingus Mountain - May 4-6: MANDATORY

My Confirmation Commitment:

I ____________________________________________ (your name) commit to being a part of the 2018 Confirmation experience. I know that my presence in class time, my questions, my full involvement in outings of all sorts is what will make this time worthwhile. I will be present, respectful, and active in my participation. I also commit to making my own decision about declaring my faith in Jesus Christ and/or joining my church as a full member when this process is complete.


Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter

-     Confirmation Retreat Mingus Mountain - May 4-6: MANDATORY

Signed in faith,


Welcome to Confirmation 2018!!

This year, Song of Life UMC is teaming up with Chandler UMC for a great experience!

What is confirmation?

No one is born a Christian.

One becomes a Christian

through becoming a part of a community

with a distinctive way of life

involving definite ethical and creedal commitments.”

-James F. White

Confirmation is decision time.

It’s about making a commitment to who you want to be from here forward.

Perhaps as a kid, your parents taught you about their faith. Perhaps not. Either way, you’re old enough to be able to decide for yourself now. Your parents, your family, your friends, and your entire church are here to help. We’re all ready to share what we’ve learned.

What do we do in confirmation?

We try new things.

You’re going to be exposed to new ways of thinking about who you are and how you fit in the world. You’ll get to experience the way that other faiths (not Christian) worship. You’ll maybe participate in some things at your own church you haven’t done before.

We ask questions.

In order to own your faith, you have to question it. You won’t get all the answers right now, or even before you’re confirmed. But you’ll learn how to ask, where to go for answers, and how to be ok with not knowing.

We make a choice.

At the start, you have a choice. To be a part of the confirmation process or not.

At the end, you’ll have a choice too. How will you continue? Will you decide to commit yourself to service, prayer, generosity, and love in the name of Christ? Will you decide to take more time to consider? These are your choices to make.

This year’s class is going to be one of the best ever! More kids, more leaders, and more interactive sessions! We’re looking forward to a fun and meaningful confirmation class and want YOU to be a part of it!