8th Grade Youth | September-April

Eighth grade students are invited to explore faith through our Confirmation program. This is a 9-month program that affirms students’ baptismal vows and helps them in their decision to confirm their faith. This is an elective class that requires them to attend worship, participate in service hours, and explore all that First-Plymouth offers them. 

All NEW for the 2019-20 Confirmation Year!

Youth & families are busy! So, we wanted to make confirmation a fun experience instead of another task on the long list every family has- so we simplified it!

1 Sunday afternoon each month:
Games & activities,
learn & Grow,
build friendships

Beyond this once a month session commitment, all we ask is for some volunteering, attend youth group and check out all our worship services.

Here’s how it will work…

The Calendar Schedule:
September 15 3:00-6:00pm               Theme: Jesus
October 20 3:00-6:00pm               Theme: Mission & Service
November 17     3:00-6:00pm               Theme: God & The Holy Spirit
December 15     3:00-6:00pm               Theme: Reflection & Review
January 19       3:00-6:00pm               Theme: Worship
February 16       3:00-6:00pm               Theme: Prayer & Sacraments
March 15           3:00-6:00pm               Theme: First-Plymouth & The UCC
April 19             3:00-6:00pm               Theme: Finishing Up

Session Schedule:
3:00-3:15         Game/Activity/Ice Breaker (related to the month’s theme)
3:15-3:45         Intro of Lesson Theme
3:45-4:30         Small Group Session
4:30-4:45         Snack/Break
4:45-5:15         Large Group Activity/Lesson
5:15-5:45         Small Group Session
5:45-6:00         Large Group Closing Activity/Prayer

Once registered you will receive more information later in the summer about a kick-off meeting where you will receive all the final details for the confirmation year.


Both parents and students will be asked to make a commitment to this process. We do not expect that every youth will acquire the same answers or have the same responses to issues of faith; in fact we encourage them to search for their own understanding.

Our confirmation experience culminates in a worship service at which youth are confirmed in the Christian faith. 

Confirmation Tuition

Click here to learn more about Middle School Youth Group


Questions: Who do I ask?

Rev. Hollie Schmidt is the Minister of Children, Youth & Families (
Deb Comstock is the CYFM Department Administrator (