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Children's Ministry

Confirmation / 6th Grade Sunday School

Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am, Room 227  •  Sept 3, 2017 - May 27, 2018

Register Online   Cost: $15 (includes t-shirt)

Confirmation Parent Information Meetings

Choose one: Sun, Aug 20 or Aug 27, 12-2:30 pm, Room 227

Please register by choosing the date on which you plan to attend.

Acolyte Training

Sun, Sept 10, 12 noon, Sanctuary

One of the important ways in which 5th and 6th grade students participate in worship at FUMCR is to serve as acolytes for services in the Sanctuary for the 8:45 and 11:00 services. They will be responsible for bringing in the light and lighting the candles on the altar, bringing in the Bible for the pulpit, and assisting with serving communion as needed. Students are trained on what to do and how to do it so that they will be comfortable. If you are interested in being a acolyte for the 2017-2018 school year, please register ahead of time so that we will have your information. Participants will receive a link to sign up for the Sundays on which they can serve.

Register Online For Acolyte Training

Late-Night Kick Off Party!

Fri, Oct 6, 8-11 pm

Join your fellow Confirmands for a Late Night Kick Off celebration. Please register ahead of time so we can prepare. Additional information will be sent out as the party date gets closer.

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Confirmation Service

Sat, April 28, 2018 4:30 pm, Sanctuary

Class Information for Students

Confirmation is a course offered during the 6th grade year, September-May, (and periodically for youth) where students learn the fundamentals of the Christian faith and United Methodist history during their Sunday school classes. Periodic Sunday night gatherings and a late night event in September allow the group to have fun together, serve in missions and be introduced to the youth program to help make a smooth transition to youth activities in the summer.

The Confirmation year culminates in late April/early May with a worship service where students publicly profess their faith in God through Jesus Christ, affirm their baptism vows, and become confirmed as members of First United Methodist Church Richardson. We believe that we are saved by God's grace through our faith, so this public profession marks the moment of justification/salvation that begins the lifelong process of sanctification - growing more and more like Christ until we genuinely love God and our neighbor in all that we do. Children who have not yet been baptized can receive baptism prior to the Confirmation worship service by scheduling it with

Parent/student information meetings are held prior to the program starting each year. Volunteers are needed to help teach the classes and assist with special events. Contact  to learn more.

Children's Ministry Staff

Cheryl Bishop
Director, Children's Ministry; Liaison to Moms' Groups
Laura Evans
Assistant Director, Children's Ministry
Allison Blalock
Director, Weekday Kids at First
Monica Fabila
Assistant Director, Weekday Kids at First
Judy Grope
Business Associate, Weekdays Kids at First
Stachia Brothers
Administrative Assistant, Children's Ministry, Moms' Groups