Classes leading to confirmation will be held each Sunday from February 26 through March 25 (five Sundays). Instruction will end with an overnight retreat Friday evening-Saturday morning, March 30-31 (place to be determined).
Confirmation Sunday will be Palm Sunday, April 1. Youth 11 and older are invited to consult with their parent or parents and register by Sunday, Feb. 5 (we need a quick head count in order to purchase materials). Register by calling the church office or contacting Sunday school superintendent Courtney Diette.
Confirmation leads to full confessing (adult) membership in the church for those baptized. Youth who have not been baptized can be baptized and confirmed the same Sunday.
The Youth Group of Basic United Methodist Church is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the mission and ministries of Casa de Amistad. It is called “A Night in the Box – 24 hours of hunger and homelessness”. I know – you’re asking, “Where’s the fun part?” Bear with us and let us explain.
We will be taking pledges for spending 24 hours on the lawn of Basic UMC in Waynesboro. We will sleep in large boxes and other makeshift housing and take part in a 24 hour fast to call attention to the struggles of the homeless and financially-stressed families in our area.
Throughout the day there will be games and a box decoration contest. The public will be invited to stroll through our village and see young people engaged in Christian action. This event will begin on Saturday, June 4, at 9am and end at 9 am the next morning. We will then be treated to delicious food to break our fast and are invited to the Worship Service at Basic to share our experiences. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone is interested in going.
Water Park at Massanutten in July (MAYBE)
Please check your emails, church bulletin, or the bulletin board in the downstairs hallway for updates for the youth.