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Thu, 29-Sep-2016
The Commandment

“And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.”
1 John 4:21

In Jesus’ day it was a well-known fact, Jews and Samaritans did not socialize together. Another part of that time and tradition was the fact that Jewish men did not openly speak to a woman in public. Jesus go...

09h30 - 25 Sep 2016
Spiritual Tornadoes
by Dr Bruce Woolard
Part 6
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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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