Youth (6-12th Grade)

Welcome to Arcola's Youth Ministry!

The Youth Ministry is for youth in grades 6th-12th. Middle school youth gather on Sunday mornings, 10-11am, and high school youth gather on Sunday afternoons, 12-1pm, to study God's Word and grow in their faith journey. Arcola youth experience God and his love through Bible study, youth worship, small group gatherings, and other engaging activities, such as lock-ins and retreats. 

Upcoming Events

Your teen can explore their faith through weekly Bible studies, monthly worship, participating in the Youth Praise Team, going on a retreat, and other social and learning events throughout the year.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a program for students in grades 8 and above to explore the Christian faith and the beliefs of the United Methodist Church. The program runs from March 6-May 1, 2022. Upon completion of the program, students will stand before the congregation and proclaim their faith and commitment to God. Cost is $225/student. Scholarships are available. Contact Giao Brewer for information. 


Confirmand’s attendance/participation is required for all classes, the retreat, and Confirmation Sunday.

 Confirmation Requirements

Weekly Lessons
There will be 5 Sunday classes (March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3).  The classes will meet in in Room 119 from 9-10am. Sunday morning classes are a key component of the Confirmation program. They provide an opportunity for students to meet weekly and discuss the key themes and foundations of Christianity.

Confirmation Dinner
There will be a 2019 Reunion Confirmation dinner on Saturday, February 26 from 6-7pm in the Narthex. 

Retreat
There is an overnight retreat (April 23-April 24) at Camp Highroad. The retreat provides an opportunity for students to develop strong bonds with others in their confirmation class. 

Service Project
We believe that serving others is one of the 5 essential practices of a Christian. Confirmands and their mentors will participate together in a service project of their choosing. 

Mentors
Mentors provide support to the Confirmands during the Confirmation process. Students meet with their mentor five times during the 5-weeks of classes. Choosing a mentor is an important decision as the mentor will help the student explore the decision to be a Christian and continue their faith journey into adulthood. Click here to read more about Choosing A Mentor. Adults interested in becoming a mentor can contact Giao Brewer at 

Confirmation Sunday
On Confirmation Sunday (May 1), confirmands will accept Christ as their Lord and Savior and become official members of the United Methodist Church. All students must be baptized before being confirmed. Students who have not been baptized will be baptized as part of the service.

Confirmation Registration
Please click on the registration button below to register your confirmand.

February Confirmation Dates:
February 6, 2022 --> Confirmation Meet n' Greet, 10am (Youth Room)
February 16, 2022 --> Confirmation Mentor Meeting, 7pm (Virtual)

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