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In the soul of men and women there is a vacuum and an emptiness. Each of us, without exception, can testify to the reality that deep within our innermost being there is a need that nothing in this world can fill or satisfy. Someone has said that God ...
Fri, 18-Aug-2017
A Safe Investment

“Give to Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to God that which is God’s.”
Matthew 22:21

A bank teller said that a customer came to her window in the bank to withdraw R500.00 cash, so the teller asked “which denomination?” The customer replied, “Christian.”
When the church colle...

09h30 - 13 Aug 2017
Know Your Church
by Rev. Warren Watermeyer
Part 7
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Church Office hours
Monday - Friday: 08h00 - 17h00
St Marks Campus - Corner Boshoff Street & Cape Road, Framesby, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Christenings

The purpose of a Christening is threefold:

1) To name the child

2) To dedicate the child to God, who is the Giver of Life

3) To pray for wisdom in parenting

It is therefore a dedication ceremony and not a baptism with water as some other churches would prescribe. We believe it is important for parents to recognize the fact that life belongs to God and that He takes a loving interest in the upbringing of children. The child should grow up with an understanding that God created them for a specific purpose and that the church is not to be their enemy but friend. By offering a Christening service we build a bridge with the family by exposing the child to his/her very first church service. As the child grows up, he/she has an awareness and identity with a local church and the Lord, who loves them and wants the best for them. Our christening services are brief but meaningful services (15-20min) and are held in the chapel. The cozy environment offers families the opportunity to invite relatives and friends to join and hear a very relevant and personalized message. 

The age of the child varies but usually a baby under 1 year of age is ideal. We invite parents to book a date for a Sunday christening with our booking secretary. Parents need not be members of our church.

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