Who is Jesus? | Is the Bible True? | Why should I pray?

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 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!

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. We look forward to this special time together away from the many distractions of daily life.

Mark Your Calendar

  • 10/2 Lesson 1 – Beginning the Journey
  • 10/9 Lesson 2 – The Who and How of Christianity
  • 10/16 Lesson 3 – Worship and Sacraments
  • 10/19-20 7th and 8th Grade Retreat, Lake Lucerne Camp
  • 10/23 Family Night:  Worship Together
    Weekly meetings on Wednesday nights continue through the year.  Check schedule handed out for more info