Posts from May 2019

Mothers

Like many holidays and festivals, the origins of Mothers day (or mothering Sunday) were based in the Catholic and Anglican church calendar.  It actually wasn’t about mothers at all. In the 16th century it was a day where everyone returned to their ‘Mother’ church where they had been baptised and worshipped there with their family.  Later it became a day where all domestic servants were given the Sunday off to visit their home church – often the only Sunday in…

Courage

Schantelle’s baptism, a few weeks ago, raised a very interesting perspective that we’d love to share with you to think about. A beautiful young woman, a wife, a mother chose to be baptised the other Sunday. It was a God-honouring service and a joyful celebration of her new life in Christ as we walked to the beach and watched her publicly declare her commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ through baptism. A delightful summer day, sand and ocean a perfect…