Rahway Church Not Letting Ceiling Collapse Deter Services

Easter Miracle Service

Graphic via Greater New Jersey Conference

Union United Methodist Church, Greater New Jersey Conference, ceiling collapsed around 2pm on Easter Sunday. Bishop John Schol released a public letter with details of the event and calling for prayer for the congregations affected by the roof collapse. The two congregations meeting at the church, Elim United Methodist Church and Manantial de Vida Church, planned a joint service celebrating a miracle that no one was killed.

From the Central Jersey dot com

The leader of a West Grand Avenue church dating back to 1856 believes God was watching over congregation members when the ceiling collapsed suddenly during last week’s Easter Sunday service and no one was killed.

About a dozen people were injured by the collapse, including one seriously.

At 2 p.m. Sunday members of Elim United Methodist Church, a Korean congregation, and Manantial de Vida Church, a Spanish congregation, which share use of the church building, will jointly hold an outdoor worship service called “Easter Miracle Service” in the church parking lot.

“We thank God for what he has done for us on Easter Sunday. Elim congregation wants to comfort the members of the Manantial de Vida congregation,” said a statement on the website for the Elim United Methodist Church where the Rev. Leo Park serves as senior pastor. The church building is owned by Elim United Methodist Church.

Leave a Reply

2 Comments on "Rahway Church Not Letting Ceiling Collapse Deter Services"

applications-education-miscellaneous.png
The United Methodist Reporter wants to encourage lively conversation about The United Methodist Church and our articles in the belief that Christian conversation (what Wesley would call conferencing) is a means of grace. While we support passionate debate, we cannot allow language that demeans or demonizes others, and we reserve the right to delete any comment we believe to be harmful or inappropriate. We encourage all to remember that we are all broken and in need of Christ's grace, and that we all see through the glass darkly until that time we when reach full perfection in love. May your speech here be tempered with love, and reflection of the fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. After all, "There is no law against things like this." (Galatians 5:22-23)
 
Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Richard Hicks
Guest

The local church of my teens was burnt to the ground twice in the 1920s. The congregation is still in biz. This will be a great opportunity to get a better facility for today’s needs and today’s standards. And, you’ll find out “what doth the Lord require of thee.” Maybe a new building isn’t the wisest course of action.

George Nixon Shuler
Guest
Hey, Richard, you’re from OK, huh? Y’ever think the Moore Tornado was God’s Wrath for OK’s right-wing politics and official christofascism? Just wondering because we hear all the time when disaster strikes, say, San Fran or Nawlins and the various politico-religious hucksters say it’s because of the “decadence (whatever that is) ,” the sin” that occurs there, or, most especially “teh gheys.” I’m no statistics-keeper but I was told by the woman at the Kansas Welcome Center at exit 27 on I-35 just this side of the Oklahoma border that Missouri , Oklahoma, and Texas have more tornadoes than Kansas… Read more »
wpDiscuz
Google+
%d bloggers like this: