Youth MinistryGrowing in Faith Together
Salem has an active youth ministry with opportunities to worship, study, serve and have fun. Weekly classes and study groups are larger but there are also four small groups (Middle School boys, Middle School girls, High School girls, and High School boys) that give a more intentional time to discuss real and relevant issues at these stages of life and faith. Ongoing service opportunities include making food for Hesed House of Hope shelter, visiting local residents and care centers, and involvement in local organizations like FCA. There are also retreats and mission trips that serve to help us engage beyond the local church and community.
- 9:45-10:45 am Sunday School
- 5:00-6:30 pm Youth
- 5:30-6:00 pm – Hesed House food preparation
- 6:30-7:30 – Bible Study and Missions
What is Confirmation? Confirmation in The United Methodist Church is an act of the Holy Spirit! It is the experience in which young adults renew (confirm) the covenant made at their baptism. Baptism is the beginning of a lifelong journey of faith and, for a baby or a child, this journey begins in the nurturing community of the church. Later, in their adolescent years, the youth can make their first confession of faith in the ritual known as Confirmation.
The class meets each Sunday to study the Christian story, the core beliefs and practices of The United Methodist Church and to explore the vows they will take if they choose to be confirmed. The curriculum is entitled Credo: Know your Story, Confirm your Faith, Live your Commitment. But Confirmation is more than just a series of classes. Confirmands will be fully engaged in the life of the church through worship, service and small groups. They will emerge from this experience prepared for a life of Christian discipleship. This year’s class is for all middle school students and begins on February 5. We will meet during the Sunday school hour in classroom #10.