Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What IS Confirmation about, anyway?
A: At the Platteville United Methodist Church, confirmation is a class offered for students beginning grades 7-10. It gives them an opportunity to spend two years learning what being a United Methodist is all about, and at the end of two years, they make the decision to whether or not to join the church as a full member in their own right. That means that they are then eligible to vote at Charge Conference, among other things, and most importantly, they are reaffirming the baptismal vows made by their parents, and professing their own faith.
Q. How long is Confirmation/when does it meet?
A. At PUMC, we have a two-year program for confirmation. We meet every other week, on Wednesdays during the school year. We have found that the two-year program not only allows for a deeper development of faith, but it helps relieve the pressure on students that also have homework, sports, music, and other extra-curricular activities to content with. You can also take a look at the current class's schedule of dates on the main page.
Q. How do I sign up?
A. Classes start in ODD years only, during the fall. If it's early in the fall, and you're not sure whether confirmation has started, contact the church for more information. Even if you start a little late, we can always get you caught up!
Q. What information do you need?
A. All you need to do is fill out the "Registration Information" form on the main confirmation page, and bring it to the church for your first class.
Q. I haven't been baptised or I was baptised in a different religion/church? Can I still be confirmed at Platteville United Methodist Church?
A. ABSOLUTELY! We don't "re-baptize" in United Methodism, so we will accept whatever religion/church you were previously baptized in. If you haven't been baptized, we can either arrange a baptism, OR, you can be baptized as part of the confirmation process.