Dear Mt. Tabor UMC 8th Grade Youth & Parents:
I hope this letter finds you doing well. I know this is a very busy time of year for all of you and I will not keep you long with this letter. However, I wanted to give you some information on the 2017 8th Grade Confirmation Class at MTUMC. The cost of the class is $30 and this covers the cost of the confirmation field trips, the confirmation notebook for each confirmand, and other materials.
The class meets on Sunday Afternoons from 3:30-5:00pm at Mount Tabor UMC (directly before Main Event). This begins on Sunday January 8th with a MANDATORY Parent/Confirmand Meeting at 3:30PM in the Mount Tabor Sanctuary. You will receive all the information needed for the class, clarification on field trips, Great Day of Service, the participation requirements, the most updated class schedule and more.
Mount Tabor is blessed to have a vibrant congregation of dedicated members who are passionate about following Christ and growing in their faith. During the Confirmation process, you will have the opportunity to grow with a Mount Tabor member of your choosing who will function as your confirmation mentor. The mentoring aspect of Confirmation has long been a vital part of the process of Confirmation at Mount Tabor. As a Confirmand, it is your responsibility to find your own mentor prior to the January 8th Kick-Off Meeting. Your mentor must be the same gender as you, and active at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. It is your responsibility to contact the person you would like to serve as your mentor, give them a copy of the Mentor Guidelines and Responsibilities (Included in this packet), and email Kara Harvey (email@example.com) with the name and contact information of your mentor. We would love for mentors to attend the Parent/Confirmand Meeting on January 8th. If you need help with this process, please contact Steve or Kara. We would like for you to do this as soon as possible, as new mentors will have to be background checked.
The other very important issue is that each confirmand MUST attend NO LESS than 8 of the 10 regular scheduled classes, attend at least 2 of the 3 field trips AND pass at least 9 of the 11 quizzes. Confirmands are also required to attend FUSION Main Event at least twice a month. Main Event directly follows Confirmation Class at Mount Tabor UMC. The confirmands must also be a part of the 2017 MTUMC Great Day of Service, on Saturday, April 1st from 7:30AM-12PM. THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT!
Thank you for helping to make the confirmation process a priority for your child. We know they are busy. And some may think the things expected in this class are unnecessary. However, we feel that this class is one that can help take their faith to another level, expose them to elements of their faith and of being United Methodist that few others have the blessing of encountering, and will impact them more then they could ever imagine. It will be a worthwhile experience. See ya on January 8th!