Exploring Faith

Where Love Is, There God Is

St. Botolph's Church

Quarrington, Sleaford

Exploring Faith

Wherever you are on you faith journey St. Botolph's, Quarrington and the churches within the Lafford Deanery want to walk with you along the way. From exploration, to confirmation, to developing your spirituality, the Chirstian community in Quarrington and Greylees wants to support you in prayer, worship and learning.

Confirmation

Confirmation is the point in the Christian journey at which a person makes for themselves the promises made for them at baptism.  The person is confirmed by the bishop by the laying on of hands, and they renew their intention to live a life of responsible and committed discipleship.

Confirmation is open to anyone  who is old enough to answer responsibly for themselves.  Preparation sessions are given.  For information about confirmation or to join the next set of  preparation sessions contact Carole Shepheard or Tim Conning.

 Lay Ministry Course

 Lincoln Diocese offers parishes and deaneries a flexible programme to help them develop in ministry and mission. This scheme is for those people who through a formational learning process want to develop the practical skills needed for parish ministry. This training will be locally owned, delivered, authorised, flexible and tailored to the needs of local communities and their strategy for mission. It will also be built on the individual's experience and previous learning,and  be inclusive and ecumenical, if needed.

Sunday 28th January onwards

We are starting a monthly Bible study group which will meet on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4pm. Barbara and Jimmy Jones have kindly offered to host the group at their home. If you are interested in attending, please add your name and contact details on the sign up sheet at the back of church. This will help with the catering etc. We will be looking at Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.

Bible Study

“From: Paul—an apostle not sent from men or by a man, but by Jesus the Messiah, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— and all the brothers who are with me. To: the churches in Galatia. May grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be yours.”

This was the first part of the text that was studied at the new Bible Study Group. On Sunday 28th January at 4pm the doorbell started ringing at Barbara and Jimmy Jones’ house as people arrived. A warm welcome was offered with tea, coffee and biscuits available on arrival. Then Rev Mark introduced the text to be studied: St Paul’s letter to the Galatians verses 1-9. The study guide led us through a series of questions helping us to think more deeply about the words on the page as well as putting the text into its historical context. We were encouraged to think about how the text spoke to us as well as what impact it would have on our daily lives during the coming week.

The session finished with a short time of prayer.

We were asked to think of a name for this group and reflecting on this I wondered about ‘Cornerstone’ as the study of the Bible helps to put Jesus firmly as the cornerstone in our Christian lives, however I’m sure others will come up with some interesting ideas too.

If you’re interested in joining the group, have a chat with Rev Mark to find out more.

 

Lent Course

We will be holding our Lent course on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in the church room commencing on Tuesday 20th February