Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday Church Service (Photostory)
It's Sunday and church is packed. Pastor Carmelia stands before the congregation, Before she gets started, let's take a look to see who is here.
There is the pastor's husband and her three kids.
On the front row on the opposite side are Camille, Jackie, and the newlyweds Tina and Harrison.
Oh look, it's Darius and Nikki.
Sitting next to them are the Andersons, David and Leslie and their two kids.
Cassandra (daycare owner) and her daughter Christine.
Looks like Dree and daughter Valencia made it this morning.
On the back row are Kendra with baby Cameron, Tori and her mom Karla. Next to Karla is China.
The Howards - Terrance, Racquel, and baby Nichelle.
Next to the Howards are Shantavia, daughter Jada, and fiancee, Bruce. Yep, they too are engaged. Bruce proposed shortly after Tina (Shantavia's mom) and Harrison's wedding.
Seated behind them are the Silvas - Reinaldo and wife, Lauren.
Lisa is there with her two kids.
On the last row are Lena with Alan Jr, Robin with daughter, Courtney and husband, Ron.
"Good morning!" (Pastor)
"Good morning" (Congregation)
"Nice to see everyone this fine Sunday morning." (Pastor)
"I see a couple of new faces this morning. If you are a first time visitor, please stand and tell us who you are." (Pastor)
"Hello. I'm Dree Hill and I'm here with my daughter, Valencia. I'm moving to town and heard about this church from a friend." (Dree)
"Welcome. We are so glad to have you and hope you will come join our church family soon." (Pastor)
"We have another announcement before we get started. Darius. Nikki. The floor is all yours." (Pastor)
"Thank you, Pastor. Nikki and I wanted to extend an open invitation to the congregation to our wedding, December 3rd." (Darius)
The whole congregation erupts in cheers and applause. Most of them are hearing this good news for the first time.
"It's about time." (Terrance)
Nikki stands to talk.
"In lieu of wedding gifts, we will be asking people to donate to one of our favorite charities. Details will be in next week's church bulletin." (Nikki)
"Thank you guys and congratulations, again." (Pastor)
"Well today's sermon is titled, Truth and Consequences." (Pastor)
"Often when we think of consequences, we think of negative things happening. Today we will talk about the positive consequences of telling the truth. Turn to Matthew 22:16 in your bible." (Pastor)
We will leave for now, but we will return once service is over.