Mitchies Jetty baptism

Mitchies Jetty was the scene of a baptism as people from Eden Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship joined those from Sapphire Life Church on Sunday afternoon.
Mitchies Jetty was the scene of a baptism as people from Eden Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship joined those from Sapphire Life Church on Sunday afternoon.

Sapphire Life Church and Eden Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship held a combined baptism service at Mitchies Jetty on Sunday, March 10.

More than 100 people celebrated as eight people ranging from eight to 50 years old entered the water to be baptised.

Pastor Ossie Cruse of Eden Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship joined Pastor Jeremy Fernando of Sapphire Life Church in the water at Mitchies Jetty.

Pastor Jeremy Fernando said it was a true sign of "togetherness and belonging".

"Transformed lives is what makes it all worthwhile. This is why we do what we do,” Pastor Fernando said.

The service of baptism followed the EAT food festival in Merimbula where Sapphire Life Church ran a stall with a sausage sizzle, and face painting and crafts for kids.

"Water baptism is a Christian rite which symbolises that a person belongs to Jesus Christ by entering into His death and His resurrection," Pastor Fernando said.

Sapphire Life Church meets every Sunday at Club Sapphire, Merimbula at 5pm (summer) and 4pm (winter).

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