All other classes take a break on this night for the sake of those who are exploring a call to a deeper Christian life. If are you are considering seeking baptism … if you would like to be confirmed or received but want to take your time in preparation … if you feel called to walk alongside others in this work … this night is for you.
WHAT IS JOURNEY?
God is always calling us more deeply into relationship with God and with each other. As someone wise once said, “You can’t be a Christian in a vacuum.” Jesus’ command to love others as he loved us is predicated on our continually seeking out people with whom to share our walk of faith.
JOURNEY is our name at St. Paul’s for the process by which adults are prepared for Baptism. It is also our standard process for preparing adults for Confirmation or Reception (see the separate brochure on the definitions of Baptism, Confirmation, and Reception).
One way that God calls us to go deeper is through Baptism. In the Episcopal Church, we baptize people of any age. In the event that an adult is seeking Baptism for him- or herself, we require preparation over a prolonged period of time. Like marriage, baptism means taking on lifelong vows. Baptism is important, so we set aside lots of time to prepare, and we begin the process over again every year.
Journey will be held on Wednesday nights beginning in January. It will culminate at the Great Vigil of Easter, and its' Wednesday night meetings will continue until May.
If you feel the slightest tug of the Spirit at these words, please join us in the Great Hall for dinner on Wednesday evening, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about Journey.