We are very much looking forward to Welcoming Bishop Sarah on Sunday 29th November at 10am (note the time folks!) for a very special service ofConfirmations on Advent Sunday.
It is wonderful that so far we have nine candidates from amongst our teenagers and this is a credit to their commitment and their mature attitude to the faith.
Our classes get underway next week when a new term begins and we are having an afterschool class on a Tuesday from 3.30pm till 4.45pm at The rectory but also a Saturday morning group at 9am for those who go to school down the coast and can’t make it on a Tuesday afternoon.
We will be using a course which is called START which aims to help us discover Christianity in six small-group sessions. The six sessions cover the following topics:-
Life is for living Oh My God! Jesus Who?
What’s gone wrong? Dying to Save us?
Into the arms of love
The course is DVD based with lots of opportunity for questions, fun and discussion.
Confirmation is an important part of the Christian journey as we confirm the promises made at our baptism, become fuller members of the church and receive the sacrament of Holy Communion.
It is also a time when the bishop lays her hands on us and the Holy Spirit is often present and active in a very special way.
Blessings in Jesus