I Believe Class & Baptism Sunday
This class and Baptism/Reaffirmation of Baptism experience is for anyone who wants to make a new or renewed commitment to following Jesus Christ. In the class, we will introduce you to the basics of the Christian story, teach you about the meaning of baptism (and/or affirming your baptism), and help you reflect on where God has been present in your journey so far. This experience will culminate with public baptisms/reaffirmation of baptisms on Baptism Sunday, February 6 at the 9:00am and 10:30am worship services.
The course has four sessions, and will meet in January.
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Dates & Details
Sunday 1/9, 11:30-12:30 pm. In-person at Paoli Presbyterian Church. Grace, Baptism, and Faith. We will briefly review the Christian story and the Apostles’ Creed (creation, fall, redemption, consummation). Then we will share about the significance of baptism (and/or affirmation of baptism) in the Christian life. Lunch will be provided.
Wednesday 1/12, 7.00-8 pm: Online via Zoom. Our stories (part 1). We will introduce the idea of telling our own stories with an eye toward seeing God’s grace at work, and share some examples of this sort of story-telling. We will conclude by beginning to work on our own "spiritual autobiography." Click Here To Join Zoom
Wednesday 1/26, 7-8 pm. Online via Zoom. Our stories (part 2). Having had plenty of time to reflect, class members now share their own spiritual autobiographies, with time for prayer and discussion. Click Here To Join Zoom
Sunday 1/30 11:30-12:00 pm. In-person at Paoli Presbyterian Church. Logistics. This brief class will walk through exactly what happens during the service of baptism and affirmation of baptism.
Sunday 2/6. "I Believe" Sunday. Baptisms and affirmations of baptism will take place during in-person worship.
Sunday 2/13, 12:00-12:30: Online via Zoom. Looking back, looking forward. We will check in on Zoom with participants after "I Believe" Sunday and discuss what’s next in their spiritual lives, as well as offer tools for spiritual disciplines and Scripture study. Click Here To Join Zoom