Community Is Who We Are
All the believers were together and had everything in common.Acts 2:44
Beloved of God:
“Called to the Community” describes much more than our effort to reach beyond the boundaries of our Church. “Called to community” defines who we are as the Body of Christ. Acts 2:44, describes the first community of believers as having “everything in common.” We tend to limit this description to their belongings. But, while it is true they shared their belongings, they also shared much more than that. They shared their lives, their work, their service, their needs, their joys, their burdens, their homes and their home life. They had “everything” in common.
Likewise, “Called to Community” is our recognition that as fellow believers we are called to share our lives in common with one another – our worship, our resources, our learning, our service within God’s House and our service to the world. Community is much more than something we do. Community is who we are!
It is why I am so pleased that at this, our 52nd Church Anniversary, we are welcoming the Rev. James E. McJunkin Jr. (son of our late founding Pastor), to preach at our 8:00AM service; and Rev. Dr. Yvonne Carter, Executive Minister of the Cleveland Baptist Association, to preach at our 10:45AM service – where we will also celebrate the anniversary of Dr. McJunkin’s ordination, 35 years ago here at Affinity. What a joy it is to dwell together as the Community of Christ.
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