FAITH CONFIRMED at St Mary's Church Thorpe

Every Tuesday at 7:30pm
From 3 September to 10 December 2019

Would you like to know more about the Church or about Christian faith and beliefs?
Would you like to renew your commitment in faith? 
Would you like to be ‘Baptised’ and ‘Confirmed’?

Welcome to the journey...Welcome to FAITH CONFIRMED

At St Mary’s Church Thorpe, we run the Faith Confirmed programme, which is more than just a course, it’s a complete view of Christian life and growth.  

 

The Faith Confirmed programme is designed to introduce people to the Christian faith while developing the faith of existing Christians. It takes its roots from the disciples’ encounter with Jesus on the Emmaus Road as recorded in the Gospel according to Luke Chapter 24, when the Risen Lord meets some of the disciples as they walk along. 

 

Whether you are new to the Christian faith, or you already have an established faith, join in and be a part of this journey. If you simply want to find out about the Christian faith without any pressure to commit, that’s fine too. 

Faith Confirmed offers a path that you can follow towards a greater understanding of Christianity in the 21st Century. Hopefully it will allow you to have your own encounter with God and to develop your own faith. It also allows room for discussion and debate as we learn from each other along the way. 

Faith Confirmed is about us all coming together to support one another, whether we are new to the Christian faith, already walking along a spiritual path, or growing as we explore discipleship and faith in more depth. 

The Structure

As we find the way together we will explore the basics of the Christian Faith over 12 sessions held in the Rutherwyke Room, behind St Mary’s Church. This includes presentations, group discussion and for those who would like, prayer/reflection time.  


Confidentiality is important; what we share in the groups we hope will remain private and everyone is welcome to the discussion. 

When: 

We plan to run our course this Autumn on a Tuesday evening from 7:30– 9pm (don’t worry if you can’t make one or two sessions just come along to as much as you can!)

Where:

The Rutherwyke Room, St Mary’s Church, Church Approach (off Coldharbour Lane) Thorpe Village, Surrey, TW20 8TQ.

Car Parking:

Please park in the Vicarage Car Park which is located at the end of Church Approach, next to the Church on the left-hand side, through the black gates.

More Information:

If you would like to talk about more about Faith Confirmed, then contact our Vicar Father Damian on 01932 565986.

 

St Mary’s Faith Confirmed Journey Dates & Session Themes 
Autumn 2019

Welcome

05.09.18

Welcome & registration evening with wine & cheese. All welcome!

Session 4

01.10.19

Knowing Jesus and his sacrifice – crucified and risen

Session 8

29.10.19

Baptism, Confirmation and the Creed

Session 12

26.11.19

Morality and sexuality, love and faithfulness

Session 1

10.09.19

The Church - a community of Faith

Session 5

08.10.19

The Holy Spirit

Session 9

05.11.19

Prayer & our relationship with God; living out our faith today

Session 13

03.12.19

Confession, forgiveness and love

Session 2

17.09.19

How do we know God?

Session 6

15.10.19

Gathering in faith - Mass / Holy Communion / Eucharist

Session 10

12.11.19

Healing, Ordination & Marriage

Session 14

10.12.18

7pm Christmas Dinner & questions session

Thinking about the Church seasons and general questions

Session 3

24.09.19

Who is Jesus? His Life and Ministry

Session 7

22.10.19

The Bible and why God’s Word is important to Christians

Session 11

19.11.19

Life after death, funerals, heaven & God’s Kingdom

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