St. Luke UMC Pine Bluff sees signs of revival

St Luke 8 baptizedNine young people recently completed Credo confirmation class at St. Luke United Methodist Church Pine Bluff. The weekly two-hour confirmation sessions met during the months of September and October.

Vikki Hamilton and the Rev. Barbara Douglas led each class, with help from Rebecca Simmons, Regina VonTungeln and Roberta Douglas. The Rev. Douglas said it was exciting to see other Christians share their faith journey with the church’s new confirmands.

“God is doing a new thing here at St. Luke,” she said. “The confirmation class has started a new flavor of revival, and you can feel the spirit of God in the church. We have a sign-up form to start two adult classes in confirming and reaffirming your faith. One of the classes is for our retired senior citizens, and the second is for our working adults that are attending the church and want to know more about Methodist methodology. Both classes will start in February 2015 and end with a celebration during Easter Holy Week.”

Eight of the nine youth who just completed the Credo confirmation program were baptized Nov. 9, 2014, during worship at St. Luke. The youth included: Dawson Hamilton, Manuel Robertson, Syann Mason, Jaylen Johnson, Tatyana Hill, Zaria McCants, Myra Corpulis and Ramiro Corpulis. The ninth young person, Hannah Lowe, had already been baptized.

“It was so exciting to welcome this group of young people into the family of Christ,” the Rev. Douglas said.