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Confirmation Parent Orientation

Author Trent Lloyd, Written Aug 15, 2013

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Parent Orientation Luncheon

September 8, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. in the Youth Café

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Parent Orientation Letter: August 16, 2013

Dear Parents of Oak Grove United Methodist Church Eighth Graders & Older Youth,

We are beginning to plan for Confirmation 2014, and that makes us think you too may be planning ahead for family travel and activities.  We wanted to bring Confirmation before you as an important “journey” in your child’s faith development. We urge you now to minimize your plans for January through April of 2014 so your family can support your youth in this important and intensified time of growing in the Christian faith.  We ask all eighth graders and older youth that have not been through the Confirmation process to fully participate in the Confirmation journey. At the end of the process the confirmands decide for themselves if they are ready to make their first public profession of faith and join Oak Grove United Methodist Church. In other words, going through Confirmation does not mean your teenager will have to join the church, although we hope he/she will want to make that decision.

We find that the most difficult conflicts that keep youth from full participation are embedded in family plans to travel, and in their participation in extra-curricular activities.  We ask you to prayerfully consider making Confirmation a priority for January through April of 2014.  We do require full participation. Please mark your calendars now for the Confirmation Retreat that is scheduled for Friday, March 21 – Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Please join us for a Parent Confirmation Orientation Luncheon on Sunday, September 8th, at 12:15 p.m. in the Youth Café. We hope you will plan to attend at that time. Please register on-line by Wednesday, September 4th.

If you are not currently on our email list, please send Robyn Giles your email at rgiles@ogumc.org or call her at 404-636-7558 x 202. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact any one of the Confirmation Leadership Team for clarification or questions regarding the Confirmation process.

We look forward to getting to know your sons and daughters,

The Confirmation Leadership Team

Rev. Susan Allen Grady, Robin Merrill, Robyn Giles, Lucas Pruett & Shara Sanders

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