by Tricia Lindley, Director of Children & Youth Ministry
As we begin our journey through Lent, twelve of our youth are also making their way through Confirmation Class, a time to explore what it truly means to be a Christian, a United Methodist, and a child of God. Together we ask the question, “What do I believe?” We continue the journey beyond Easter and at the end of our class in early June, we will celebrate with a banquet of family, mentors and friends. Those youth who make this journey and then choose to be confirmed go through the Confirmation ceremony in worship the following day.
When we ask together in community, when we dare to question what we think we know, we become stronger in the seeking and we find deeper meaning in the faith we find along the journey. As we explore and learn, listen and discover together, we see how God calls to each of us and how we each answer that call.
May each of us in Confirmation Class – and each of us in this community show up with courage, compassion, and authenticity as we seek Jesus in the depths of our hearts and in the daily moments of our lives. In the questions and moments this Lenten season, might we listen for the new life in Christ that is born through the journey.