The pilot Chaplains in Schools worship service held at HOPE Fidelis
November 2, 2017
The pilot Chaplains in Schools worship service was held at HOPE Fidelis Sunday, October 10. Just over 50 people attended including a number of school families and staff members. School children sang two songs and everyone stayed for sandwiches, chips and socializing. The Fidelis staff members were recognized, prayed for and received flowers and gift cards to show appreciation. A special blessing was that a school mom and her teenage daughter were baptized as part of the service. That mom’s other children were baptized at the end of the last year but now that wanted her whole family to be blessed the same way.
The time for the service was chosen at 11 am to make it an ideal time to attract those who do not currently have a church home. The strategy seemed to work as all the families that attended identified themselves as not having a church home. All the families were invited to the Beginning Discipleship course that began on the following Tuesday.
The next Sunday morning worship services will be held the 2nd Sunday of January (Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.) and the 2nd Sunday of May (Mother’s Day) as part of the Chaplains in Schools harvest strategy. These worship services will help identify those who need a church family and invite them to a Bible study. The current vision is to continue having these three Sundays be the large celebration times but to start monthly and eventually weekly worship the following year once a core of people have been trained by Bible study for leadership in the worshiping group.
If you are able to visit and see what God is doing, put the 2nd Sunday of January or May on your calendar and visit the worship at Fidelis at 11 am.