Confirmation & Youth Classes (7th grade or older)

[meets in the Belfry]


Our Confirmation Class meets weekly in the Belfry.  An excellent team of adults leads the class through topics such as Baptism, Called Into Mission, The United Methodist Church - Where Do We Come From?, Social Principles, The Appointment Game, and many more.


The class gains hands-on experience as they lead a worship service, work on a small group mission project, learn about stewardship with The Parable of the Talents Project, interview their parents about baptism, and receive communion together. An overnight retreat is held at the church in early October.


One of the greatest features of the Confirmation Class is our mentor program. Adult mentors, members of our church outside the students' families, meet with their Confirmand ten times beyond class time. They work together to answer questions and discuss Talk Points, while learning about each others' beliefs and faith. This program has been a huge success for many years as the class members form lasting relationships with their adult mentors.


Our year ends with a special luncheon to celebrate our year together and the Confirmation service on Pentecost Sunday. 

Senior High

Grades 9 through 12

[meets in room 34]


This class follows a 3-year curriculum, this year focusing on the Fruits of the Spirit, with emphasis on scripture and movies. The class views a DVD segment on one of the Fruits of the Spirit, as well as contemporary movies that speak to the same fruit of the spirit.


The class is not all watching and talking though! Every now and then they throw in a game, breakfast out or other fun activity to keep things interesting. The class also departs from its main curriculum to delve into other challenging issues in life, such as time management. Our leaders provide a no-pressure, open atmosphere where the students are free to express themselves and form relationships with other students.

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Vestal UMC

328 Main Street

Vestal, NY 13850


Phone: (607) 785-3367

Fax: (607) 264-2025


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