How Our Branches Grow

Each year as the month of May begins, so too do many important celebrations in the lives of our young people. This month we honor our confirmands, Chapel Choir seniors, and all of our graduates as they prepare for the next stage of their lives.

This Sunday, it is my joy to celebrate this year's confirmation class. Though the pandemic has changed the way we do so much, it has been a gift to spend these past two years engaging with our confirmands. This Sunday, a few of them will be baptized and we will welcome all of them as members of Downers Grove First United Methodist Church. As we do so, I encourage you to think about how you might continue to grow in relationship and journey alongside these youth as they make a commitment to God and to the church.

This week we look at John 15:1-8 and celebrate the ways that God abides in us and invites us to abide in God. As we celebrate and honor confirmands, we pray that they, and all of us, continue to grow in God.

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