Church Without Walls

Amidst the upsurge of crime and violence that seem to permeate our society, some may ask the question – what is the church doing to reach out to members of the community or how is the church impacting the lives of society in a positive way?

The members of Maranatha & Phildelphia SDA churches, in its efforts to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the community, launched an outreach program called “Church Without Walls” which was held at the Fox Hill Park on Sabbath, March 22, 2014.

Here we reached out to members of the community by giving away over 600 pieces of literature, more than 500 plates of food, and distributed over 300 pieces clothing. A counselling centre, along with a nursing and the blood bank station were also set up for persons to have their blood and glucose levels checked. The wonderful sounds of inspirational music and singing could be heard from miles away that added that extra special touch to the overall atmosphere. Persons coming onto the park sensed something spectacular was happening as they whispered amongst themselves – “which church is this”, “where is it located”, “is the food really free’? Countless lives were touched because of our love and commitment to the cause. What a positive witness!
As a church, we can no longer sit in the four walls and maintain the status quo. The bible admonishes us in Matthew 28: 19 & 20 to “go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world. How are you fulfilling the great commission?

By: Gayle Farquharson
Communication Sec.
Maranatha SDA
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