We Came! We Saw! We Contended As One!
The beginning of November saw hundreds of Disciples from all over the Caribbean, the U.S and as far as the South Pacific congregate at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for three days of fellowship, faith-building and God-Inspired fun! Many who attended Contending As One, the first conference of its kind hosted by the Port of Spain Church of Christ saw Philippians 1:27 (...I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel) come alive, with others saying this was truly an unforgettable experience.
Take a look at the Contending As One - Reflections video below, and listen to some of the lessons from the weekend here or from the link to the left.
The Church was recently treated to two special teaching sessions on reaching out to persons of different religions.
First, on Wednesday, June 12th, we received the opportunity to hear from Dinesh George of Bangalore, India, in a special session conducted over Skype on reaching out to Hindus.
Dinesh, along with his wife Caroline, oversees the operations of the many Churches in India. He discussed with us various points on how to introduce and discuss the Word of God with those of the Hindu faith, as well as some surprising facts about Hinduism and its supporters.
Then, on Wednesday, July 17th, our very own Tyrone Marcus led the Church in a discussion on reaching out to Muslims in a brief introduction to Islam. Tyrone pointed out and attempted to dispel any confusion and misgivings we may have about the religion and how to understand what to expect when introducing the Word.
Listen to the audio from the both teaching sermons here in the 'Bible Teaching Series' section . You can also download "Reaching Out to Hindus" and "Reaching Out to Muslims" by clicking on the respective links, as well as follow along with the slideshow presentations
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children: instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6: 4.
This past Saturday, June 15th, the night before Father's Day, saw a great example of this scripture being put in to practice when the church held its first ever Father/Daughter dance at the church’s building in Port of Spain.
We witnessed a beautiful display of father daughter bonding as the daughters attired in their lovely dresses of white, red and even blue, some of the little princesses even wore tiaras, arrived on the arms of their proud escorts.
We danced with our daughters, nieces and the daughters of our sisters in Christ. We also enjoyed an exciting game of father/daughter musical chairs. To top that off, we had dinner with the young ladies and had wonderful conversations.
This event truly served its purpose. Firstly, it was an attempt to inspire great relationships between our daughters and us. Additionally, it was meant to provide them with a standard of the way in which they should be treated by the opposite sex. Yes, and it was also to have the girls and us enjoy some good clean fun!!!
We look forward to this being an annual event. Enjoy the video slide show of the event.
It is official. The Grenada replanting team will go out in August 2013. Attached is a video of the Beadles with an invitation to join the team or lend your support in any way you can. Enjoy the video.