Youth Ministry



    Class will begin Sunday, February 3 @ 9:30 am


    • Student Classes will begin this Sunday, February 3, 2019 and will meet in Lofts 2 & 3 from 9:30am until 10:45am weekly. Parent Class led by Pastor Ed at 9:40 am in the Fellowship Hall of the CLC.  NOTE: Class Fee is $20 per person to cover books.

    • Confirmation Retreat is a required retreat for all confirmands it will be on February 8-9 in Gulf Shores Alabama. Cost of the retreat is $60, either a check made out to FUMC or cash payment. More info to come on location and packing list.  

    • The Confirmation Service will take place on Sunday, April 7th at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. Baptism for those who have not been baptized will take place during the confirmation service prior to the confirmands being confirmed. There will be a reception to follow in the CLC.

    • Complete (6) hours of service work within the mission/church ministries. We understand there are many places you can volunteer in our community (schools, extra curricular, etc) and we advocate volunteering there as often as you can. However, the purpose of your Service Hours is not just to accumulate time needed to check a box. Rather, to learn about the places you can serve within the ministry areas of our church. Research proves that if you are plugged into the ministry of the church through small groups that you will continue to stay plugged into the church family even beyond your confirmation years. In those small groups, we are called to SERVE! Confirmation is a small group for your students during these next 12 weeks. Let us help your child find a place where they belong and can use their gifts so they can identify ways to use these for the Lord!

    • Student Ministry Programming Attendance (6 classes) is another requirement. I realize your child might not be plugged into youth group yet! Sometimes it takes a little push to get them to connect with their peers. You will not regret getting them a support group to love, grow and serve with for the next 5 years of their middle/high school journey. Yes, it takes a time commitment but we provide programming tailored to your child's spiritual development and encouraging them to grow and connect with the body of believers their age. When talking to current and former high school seniors most agree on one thing, they "wish they had been consistently active in student ministry" throughout their time in school. What a difference it makes to be a part of a group that has one goal in mind! That goal is learning about why we are called to "Love God & Love Others." Every program we provide is not for all students but we have something that will connect with your child if they are willing to make a commitment to attend. We require confirmands to attend 6 classes of youth ministry activities which occur on either Wednesday @ 6:30-7:30 pm (Small Group Ministry) or Sunday Night Youth @ 6:00-7:45 pm (Middle School Youth or High School Youth Worship) during the (12) weeks of this class! Please look at your calendar now and begin to look at what works for your confirmation student. If your child is already a regular attender, then make sure they record their attendance as well. Our student ministry leaders simply want an opportunity for your student to connect with others and for us to connect with them!
    • Confirmation Mentors are high school students who mentor our confirmands this year. Our hope is to cultivate authentic relationships and have opportunity for students to get to know our students active in the student ministry at Fairhope UMC! Just like in our Discovery Weekend model, they will be assigned a student who wants to lead, guide and serve in this role and are looking for ways God is calling to them to connect with their younger peers. They will be at many of our classes and will be serving alongside our confirmands.



    All Confirmands are required to have an emergency release form. Please either email or fill out and bring the form to the first day of confirmation.

    Click here to fill out. 



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