Each year we have Confirmation Classes for our middle school students and this year we are inviting the all young people in grades 5th-8th, to join us!  “The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith” begins on March 1 and meet on 10 Wednesdays from 4-5:30 PM plus one Saturday. There is no course fee but we ask for $5 for the book AND that your student do something either at home or here at church to earn it. We will have a special Sunday for those who complete the course on May 21 at 10:00 AM.
A couple of details:
  • We will pick up the students at Edgewood Middle School in the church van right after school or you can bring them to church by 3:45.
  • Along with the lesson we will have crafts, snacks, and build friendships! Parents and our volunteers who are willing to learn are welcome to participate!
  • Watch the first lesson at: or see below the video.
  • We will not meet on March 15 due to spring break.
  • This is for any Christian and not just Methodists.
  • Contact Pastor Alan Van Hooser at 903-896-4935 or email at for questions or comments.


We need volunteers to make this happen! We will need help with van drivers,  snacks each week, a craft each week, a faith friend for each student, and folks to share the story of their faith.  We also need a place for a Saturday retreat where we will wrap up our group and make our decisions for Christ-Call Pastor Alan if you would like to host.  Judi Yarbrough and the Outreach team will be organizing the volunteers.  Email Judi at to sign up.  ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST TAKE THE SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING AND HAVE A BACKGROUND CHECK.