Fondren Ministries on Fire

During the month of December, the Fondren Church was the place where it seemed as though every ministry was actively engaged with in-reach and outreach Picture1efforts. On Sunday, December 6, the Community Services hosted a dinner for the community. 

Over 75 individuals were cheerfully served by the kitchen staff as they sat down to a scrumptious three-course meal complete with live entertainment.  One of the patrons, Mr. Robinson offered to sing a solo as a tribute to his wife and was enthusiastically received as he sang “Silent Night.”  In tandem with the dinner, several other Community Services members were busy distributing toys and blankets that had been donated by the members of the church during Fondren Ministries on Fire

 

During the month of December, the Fondren Church was the place where it seemed as though every ministry was actively engaged with in-reach and outreach efforts. On Sunday, December 6, the Community Services hosted a dinner for the community.  Over 75 individuals were cheerfully served by the kitchen staff as they sat down to a scrumptious three-course meal complete with live entertainment.  One of the patrons, Mr. Robinson offered to sing a solo as a tribute to his wife and was enthusiastically received as he sang “Silent Night.”  In tandem with the dinner, several other Community Services members were busy distributing toys and blankets that had been donated by the members of the church during the annual drive.

 

On a cool, cloudy Sabbath, December 12, a joint church city choir sang excerpts from Handel’s Messiah for the divine hour at Fondren. The members were from WHO, New Life, Bethel Advent, Northwest, Hebron and Fondren churches.  The excerpts which consisted of airs, recitatives and chorus such as “And the glory of the Lord,” was followed up by a stirring message from Elder T. Marshall Kelly.  Voices of Praise choir then closed the worship service with an energetic performance of Soulful Messiah’s “Hallelujah.” Fondren Ministries on Fire

 

During the month of December, the Fondren Church was the place where it seemed as though every ministry was actively engaged with in-reach and outreach efforts. On Sunday, December 6, the Community Services hosted a dinner for the community.  Over 75 individuals were cheerfully served by the kitchen staff as they sat down to a scrumptious three-course meal complete with live entertainment.  One of the patrons, Mr. Robinson offered to sing a solo as a tribute to his wife and was enthusiastically received as he sang “Silent Night.”  In tandem with the dinner, several other Community Services members were busy distributing toys and blankets that had been donated by the members of the church during the annual drive.

 

On a cool, cloudy Sabbath, December 12, a joint church city choir sang excerpts from Handel’s Messiah for the divine hour at Fondren. The members were from WHO, New Life, Bethel Advent, Northwest, Hebron and Fondren churches.  The excerpts which consisted of airs, recitatives and chorus such as “And the glory of the Lord,” was followed up by a stirring message from Elder T. Marshall Kelly.  Voices of Praise choir then closed the worship service with an energetic performance of Soulful Messiah’s “Hallelujah.”

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The following day, Sunday, December 13, Excel Church School under the leadership of Principal Philip Henry and Kindergarten through second-grade teacher LaTonya Ford, presented a very delightful musical production, “The Last Noel.” Every child from the still growing 47-student Pre-K through 8th-grade, performed their songs and speaking parts with excellence.

 

On Sabbath, December 19, Fondren’s Drama ministry under the leadership of Brian Montgomery and Lord Rudy Goudy, presented “The Message, The Journey, The Birth” dramatic presentation.  The cast consisted of over 35 members ranging from ages seven to 60. Scenes from the traditional nativity story such as the angel visits to Mary and Joseph, Elizabeth and Zacharias, the shepherds were modernized with the addition of Holy Land power-point visuals, praise dancers, Nikes, tablets and GPS. It was a riveting presentation connecting the audience to how the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

 

Even as all of these departments were leading out in their various means of ministry, many other ministries were incorporated and much appreciation goes out to them. They include Pastor Joseph and the administration, the deacons, the Audio-Visual Department, the Music Ministry, the Hostess and Greeters and many others.  May the S-O-N continue to shine in 2016 to do “greater than these” to the glory of our soon-coming King!

 

Cheryl Harris

Fondren Church Elder

 

 

 

 

 

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