A Matter of Choice
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 The sport of boxing is not for the faint-hearted.  Some people consider the sport barbaric and would love to see it banned from the Olympics.  When a box...
Tue, 30-Aug-2016
God Help Me

“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Romans 10:13

One of the realities of life is that when people are in crisis, they call on God to help them. Even the purported atheist cries out to God in times of need. You don’t normally find people crying out in shock for money to help them or for ...

09:30 - 28 Aug 2016
Dead or Alive?
by Dr Bruce Woolard
Part 2
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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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