Come and See
DOMESTIC CHURCH – FAMILY
The experience of ‘family’ in society today is varied, with many joys and sorrows. Whatever the experience, family still remains the first place for growth and development, the basic social unit. Every person needs to come to an understanding of who they are to appreciate their value and uniqueness, the wonder and mystery of life. God creates each person in love, in his own image and likeness. Living in thanksgiving, acknowledges God who knows and loves each person – “me”
Investigate the importance of my name.
Some children will be able to talk about their own feelings,
experiences of being known and called by name.
God who knows my name.
Some children will be able to recognise some phrases from the Psalms
which tell about God’s love for them.
Word of God
Isaiah 43: 1-2
You are precious to me. I love you.
I know you.
I know your name.
I call you by your name. You are my child.
BAPTISM/CONFIRMATION – BELONGING
Come and See for yourself
Our lives are marked by many different experiences of being welcomed into new situations and groups.
We recognise the importance of welcome, of feeling comfortable with new situations and belonging to new groups. We belong to families, to work places and to social groupings
What it is to welcome and be welcomed
Some children will begin to talk about their own experiences and feelings of being welcomed.
Some children will begin to say what they wonder about how they can make others feel welcome.
Remembering, celebrating and responding to what it is to welcome and be welcomed.
Baptism: a welcome into God’s family
Baptism: a welcome to God’s family
Christians believe that everyone is invited to share in the life and work of God through Baptism. The Bible recounts God’s invitations to people to share in his life and work: among them are Moses, Samuel, the prophets, Mary and the apostles.