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Part of growing up is asking questions about God and the world around us. Encounter Confirmation is a chance to explore Christianity with other students who may be facing the same questions and issues.

This is an opportunity for 7th and 8th grade students to grow in their faith and develop relationships with classmates and mentors.

Encounter meets at Sugar River United Methodist Church on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00. We share a meal together, play games, and have activities and discussions surrounding a different topic each week. The curriculum includes multimedia note books for each student and weekly videos that help students with varied interests and learning styles engage more deeply in the Christian faith and the United Methodist Church.

October 18, 2017

7th Grade: Did the Methodist church really start with some holier-than-thou teenagers?1 Peter 1:14b-16 

8th Grade: What actually happens when Methodists are on a mission? Luke 4:18-21; John 20:21 

Looking ahead: We are off Wednesday, October 25. See you at Family Night on Wednesday, November 1.

October 11, 2017

7th Grade: Why should I pray the Lord’s Prayer when it feels like I’m just going through the motions? Matthew 6:7, 9-13

8th Grade: Why should I pray when God doesn’t answer all my prayers? 1 Thessalonians 5:17

October 4, 2017

7th Grade: Can I be a Christian Without Going to Church? Acts 2:43-47. 

8th Grade: Why should I follow Jesus? Can’t I just say I believe in him? Matthew 4:18-20.

Looking ahead: Retreat this weekend at Hoofbeat Ridge!

Mark Your Calendar

  • 9/27 at 6:00 pm: Family Night
  • 10/6-8: Family Retreat
  • 4/7-8: 8th Grade Retreat, Lake Lucerne Camp
  • 4/22: Confirmation Sunday

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