New York district increases Church membership

By NICHOLE TAGUFA and RONNIE H. MUTYA

Date Posted: January 13, 2021

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On December 26, 2020, more members were added to the Church Of Christ as the Ecclesiastical District of New York conducted their baptism at the house of worship of the Forest Hills Local Congregation in New York, USA.

The holy gathering was officiated by Brother Neil Patrick Omelda, assistant district supervising minister.

One of the newly baptized member, Brother Marc Merritt, is a former member of Judaism. Recalling the time he and his wife began attending Bible studies and worship services in the Church Of Christ, he said, “To learn about what is really in the Bible, it’s really what spurred me on. … Just stopping everything that we’re doing. Just to pay attention to the teachings and to the worship. … I always felt good afterwards.”

Sister Marylene Teopengco-Merritt, Brother Marc’s wife, realized just how much their lives have improved since joining the Church Of Christ. “This is where I am growing spiritually and no matter what happens, especially now that I am baptized, this is a really big thing for me that I was really looking forward to, that I will never give up because I know God will never forsake me,” she said.

To date, the New York Ecclesiastical District oversees 24 local congregations and two extensions, some of which are in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and one in the Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. — With reports from INC News Section

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