Kununurra GWS holds first worship service


Date Posted: June 22, 2024

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On June 1, 2024, the first worship service of the newly-approved Kununurra GWS was held. Brother Felix Santos, assistant supervising minister of the Ecclesiastical District of Australia West, officiated at the inaugural worship service. He reminded the brethren in his Bible-based homily to be steadfast in the faith, which they must prove by enduring various trials despite these trying times.

Increasing membership of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) in Kununurra, a remote town in far northern Western Australia, led to the establishment of a group worship service (GWS) of the town’s namesake.

Also part of the inaugural worship service was an oath-taking of new officers in the Church. The said occasion was held in the Kununurra Community Centre to accommodate many brethren including some who traveled from Palmerston City.

As they formerly belonged to the Palmerston Congregation, brethren in Kununurra would brave the eight- to nine-hour travel time, considering the wet seasons when highways get flooded, in order to attend the worship services.

“All of the brethren were filled with joy upon hearing the approval of the Church Administration that GWS be established here in Kununurra. I’m very thankful to have become a part of this momentous occasion, said Glenn Laurente, Palmerston head deacon.

“The brethren firmly believe that the worship service opens doors to God’s blessings,” the assistant district supervising minister attested.

Succeeding worship services of the GWS would take place at 5 Casuarina Way, Kununurra, which is more than 3,860 kilometers away from the district office beside the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Melbourne, Victoria.  — With reports from Raiza Laurente of INC News section