St. Charles and Dover United Methodist Church
Monday, December 09, 2019
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Pastor's Reflection

Greetings in the name of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Just as school has begun, confirmation classes will begin soon.  The orientation meeting for both parents and students will be on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30pm. Weekly classes (mostly) will start the following Wednesday on October 30th and will begin at 6:30pm and end at 7:30pm,

What is Confirmation and Confirmation Classes?

Once a young person has discerned their faith in our Triune God and that Jesus Christ is their Savior, they can become members of the church by being confirmed into the church. To be confirmed into the church the young person spends a period of time exploring the basics of the Christian faith and our denomination. This provides a structure for each person to discern their faith and determine whether to choose to be confirmed.

Any young person in 7th grade through recently graduated from High School may participate. Confirmation Class is a 2-year program in which we rotate through the following:

Methodist History & Doctrine

Old & New Testament

By the time this newsletter has been sent out I will have emailed or called each parent which I believe has a young person eligible to begin Confirmation Class. If you have not received my email or phone call and your child wants to join Confirmation Class this year, please let me know as soon as possible so that I include you/them in all further communication.

Our first Book Study has been scheduled and it is time to sign-up:

Why? Making Sense of God’s Will By Adam Hamilton

Sundays October 20th - November 10th, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at the parsonage.

The books are $11.00 each and will be ordered on Wednesday, October 9th, and available for pick-up at the churches on Sunday the 13th. This will give everyone a week to read the first chapter (the 4 chapters are each 22-30 pages in length). There is a sign-up sheet in both churches as well as you can give me a call to sign up.

Another Book Study is planned for November 17th - December 15th (5 weeks).

This study will be The Journey, Walk- ing the Road to Bethlehem, also by Adam Hamilton and is just in time for Advent.


Grace, love and peace,


Pastor Cyndy