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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.

Want to Know More?

Come to a family picnic at Harriet Park on Wednesday, August 9 from 6:00-7:30. This will be a fun opportunity for students, mentors, and parents to connect with each other and find out more about Encounter.

Family Retreat

Students and parents are invited to our Encounter Family Retreat from October 6-8 at Hoofbeat Ridge Camp in Mazomanie. This weekend will be an opportunity to strengthen your relationship as a parent and child and grow closer to God and the other confirmation families.

Student retreat costs are included in the Encounter registration fee. Adult registration for the retreat will be $75. We look forward to this special time together away from the many distractions of daily life.

Encounter Cost

The registration fee is $150 per semester and will cover all costs throughout the year including weekly meals, student note books, bibles, and retreats. We hope bundling all expenses into a  registration fee will be convenient for families. Financial support is available and we are committed to keeping Encounter accessible for all students.

Mark Your Calendar

  • 8/9 at 6:00 pm: Family Picnic at Harriet Park
  • 9/13 at 6:00 pm: Mentor Reveal for 8th Grade & Mentors
    (8th only)
  • 10/27 at 6:00 pm: Family Night
    (students, parents & mentors)
  • 10/6-8: Family Retreat
    (students, parents & mentors)
  • 4/7-8: 8th Grade Retreat, Lake Lucerne Camp
    (8th Only)
  • 4/22: Confirmation Sunday
    (both 7th and 8th Grade)