Glasgow and Galloway - Baptism Festival, Lenzie Branch
Through Water and the Spirit
St. Cyprian’s MU, Lenzie celebrated Baptism with a series of events 11th-15th February!
In May 2008 the branch had a wedding display which created interest and brought
visitors into the church. The Celebration of Baptism was a follow-up to that event.
On Wed. 11th Feb. branch members met to arrange the flower displays and the baptism
artifacts. Some of the baptismal gowns had been in families for generations and dated
back to the 1800s. On Saturday the church looked beautiful with the display of gowns,
shawls, baptismal presents, cards and flower displays. Fred Gunnee, our organist
played a selection of organ music. Refreshments were served in the Hall for visitors.
We were delighted that the Kirkintilloch Herald ran an item with picture.
On Sunday there was a special service arranged by the MU with the help of the Rector,
Geoff Scobie. The congregation was invited to renew their baptismal vows. Afterwards,
there was a lunch in the Hall with a special baptism cake courtesy of M&S! MU had
used the baptismal record to send invitations to over 40 families whose children
or grandchildren had been baptised in the church going back many years!
It was hard work but greatly appreciated by all who attended and enjoyed by those
who were involved in many different ways! This event was part of the objective of
the MU-bringing children up in the Christian faith - and encouraging adults to continue
their faith pilgrimage.