Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Thursday, August 13, 2020
growing together

Confirmation Information

2020-2021 Confirmation Registration
Confirmation class is an opportunity for youth (grades 8 and up) to learn more about their Christian faith and United Methodist Heritage. The class invites students to learn more about the commitment to follow Christ as a disciple and allows them to explore whether they feel ready to undertake that life-changing commitment. Every activity and class session is mandatory. Special exceptions for illness or family emergency are allowable on a case by case basis. 
Registration for the 2020-2021 Confirmation Class is now open. Please register here by May 31, 2020. Late registrations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and those youth may simply be rolled into the next year's class.   
Important Dates
  • September  25-26, 2020 Overnight Kick-off Retreat
  • January 18, 2021, Service Opportunity
  • May 23, 2021, Confirmation Sunday 
Class Layout
  • Class sessions meet roughly twice monthly from October to May, with time in between sessions for students to interact with their mentors, and with you, as parents, about what they are learning in class. 
  • On days when class is scheduled, the experience will include both class and worship, alternating between the 9:45 or 11:15 a.m. worship services. Worship attendance is part of the class commitment. 
  • There will be several outside of class opportunities for service, fellowship, and learning.
To download a complete tentative class schedule for 2020-21, please click here.

For more information regarding Confirmation, please contact Dwayne Stinson, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at