Golden Anniversary Celebration
The fiftieth anniversary of our congregation took place on 4 November 2017, 50 years to the day after our very first service. The anniversary cake was cut by five members who had attended the first service. Half a century later, loads of memories came flooding back as members past and present enjoyed comparing stories and anecdotes.
A 50th anniversary is also called a golden anniversary, and interestingly, the Bible compares the members of God's Church to spiritual gold being refined and purified to be part of the New Jerusalem, a city made of pure gold (Rev 21:18). Pastor Rex's sermon the week after the anniversary focused on the comparison between rare and valuable physical gold and the character of a true Christian -- precious spiritual gold. You can read the sermon in the "Pastor's Note" section of our website.