We attend mass regularly as a family – on Sundays, Holy Days of Obligations and special occasions. Both of our daughters have attended St. Paul of the Cross Elementary school. Our older daughter, Rebecca, graduated four years ago from St. Paul and is now a senior at Northside College Prep High School in Chicago. Rebecca belongs to the St. Paul Youth Group, Network; she attends meetings and volunteers with the other teens in the parish. Samantha is in 8th grade and has attended St. Paul since pre-Kindergarten.
Church became a hobby to me, I didn’t hate going there but it was just what you did. I thought that all families were like that also, I didn’t realize till my teenage years that not everyone goes to church every Sunday morning and Wednesday night. But as I grew older and started really listening to what my friends would talk about at school, I saw that life wasn’t all about going to church and being a Christian for some people. During my seventh grade year, my church went to a youth rally at a local church on weekend. Because of this rally and the message it sent, I realized and wanted to give my life to Jesus through baptism.
Spiritual Autobiography Religion and faith have been a part of my life since the day I was born. My grandfather has been a pastor at Selma Church of God for 39 years and my mom, along with my grandmother and aunts, run our churches worship team. One could only assume, I have spent much of my life in the church. From years of children 's church and Sunday school, I learned of God 's unconditional love for me and His constant willingness to forgive me of my sins. My family and teachers explained the crucifixion and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.
In the beginning of my junior year of high school, one of my close friends told me she was getting confirmed at church next Sunday, completely clueless I only nodded in agreement and said that was great! When we arrived home I asked my mom what confirmation was, and she explained to me that it was the next step, or Sacrament, in a Catholic’s life where you confirm the relationship you have and want with God. In the Catholic religion, you are baptized at a young age, most of the time, before you can walk. Later, you enroll and attend Sunday school for a certain period of time to prepare for what is called your First Communion, which is the third of seven sacraments received. When a person receives their first communion they are most of the
The morning sermons that I attended with my family taught me new Biblical principles. I also started attending the evening service with my dad occasionally. Around the time I turned seven, a new family attend the church, and they had a daughter about my age. She and I became great friends, and she also accepted Christ as her Savior. One Sunday, the pastor’s wife came up to us and asked us if we would take notes on the sermon for a prize afterward.
Last summer, I returned and attended on an almost weekly basis, however, when I started college it was a little too much for me. This fall, I returned to youth group and took field notes, or observations, and interviews four times. I found that the culture of youth group is one that serves not only a religious purpose but also the purpose to meet people and develop friendships as well. Youth group meetings are held every Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM in the church auditorium. The auditorium is clean place.
The Church has some 60,000 full-time missionaries serving throughout the world. They are typically young men dressed in a white shirt, black tie and black pants. The missionaries contribute to their own support for up to 18 months and can be anywhere in the world spreading the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. During an interview with Mr. John Glass, a member on the Public Affairs Council for the Church, when asked where he or his family went for their missionary work and was quite surprised to hear “I went to Melbourne but my son went to Canada”, a bit too far away for me to be spreading the good word. John and his wife Marlene spoke very passionately about their beliefs and were very open to comparisons with other religions.
The first church he pastored was where I accepted Christ as my savior and was baptized at age eight. Although this happened at a young age, I know that Jesus saved me and began to work in my life from that point on. In the middle of my third grade year we moved to Grand Prairie, Texas where my dad pastored a church for the next five years. Here I spent my time serving in the nursery and attending every youth event possible. This was home and it was where I believed I was closest to Jesus.
My Work Experience The holiday club is a tradition of the Hounslow West Evangelical Church. It is situated on 22 Vicarage Farm Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4NW. This activity has to do with little children between the ages of 3 and 11. It takes place during the summer holiday and it is a five day programme in August. Before the beginning of the holiday club the executives, that is the Pastor and his wife, the elders and the youth fellowship, make a plan with various concepts two months before the programme.
Moreover, Zinzendorf did not limit prayer to the evening hours. He also had the custom of incorporating the “Hourly Prayer.” Zinzendorf had a group of twenty-four men and women who pledged themselves to pray for one hour in the twenty-four period. Each person took turns and interceded for the needs of the community and its missionaries. To determine who would pray at what time, names were drawn by casting lots. The Moravians twenty-four-hour prayer chain started in 1727 continued unbroken for over one hundred years.