A Message from Vicar Scott


The Baptismal Promise


 

Scott Strachan
Vicar

 

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

“And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them”

Mark 10:13-16 (ESV)

When we baptize children at Faith we always include in our liturgy of the service the promise of parents and sponsors to bring up the young ones in the faith. Of course this is in response to Jesus calling us His, through Baptism. This includes teaching them about our faith in Christ, putting the Scriptures in their hands and teaching them about the Sacraments.

As a community of faith, the calling and duty is on all of us to support those recently baptized as well as their families in this promise.

Our youth and family ministry is excited to announce that this Fall we are starting a new ministry to encourage and support specifically parents in our church community called Parents Night In!

We will offer time to learn together important aspects of parenting and discipleship within our homes. Also we will have time dedicated to supporting and praying with parents in small groups. All of this will happen while their children and youth attend their normal midweek youth/kids ministries, so as to not add another weeknight event for parents (we know that your time is limited!). Possible topics for this Fall were sent out via email recently, but you can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRRCKNL Please feel encouraged to pick the topic or topics you want to learn more about as well as invite other families to join us this Fall!

 

Here are the dates for Parents Night In Fall 2021:

September 29th / November 3rd / December 8th

 

Lastly, parents and families please know you are always in our prayers!

Thank you and God bless!

In Christ,

Scott Strachan

High School/Young Adult Minister/Pastoral Intern