Announcement of the new Lyndon Ecumenical Fellowship
On behalf of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Lyndon Baptist Church and St. Margaret Mary Catholic Community, Pastor Jim Holladay has provided this press release
On January 25, 2015, the last Sunday of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, members of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Lyndon Baptist Church, and St. Margaret Mary Catholic Community will celebrate the formation of the Lyndon Ecumenical Fellowship. The program will begin at12:30 with a luncheon in Goldsby Hall at Lyndon Baptist Church and will culminate with a worship celebration in the church’s sanctuary at 2:00.
Over a year ago, the pastors of Assumption, Lyndon, and St. Margaret Mary began talking about ways their churches could work together in common witness to the reconciling love of God. Their dialogue led to the formation of a working group consisting of members from each of the three congregations. This group explored areas for mutual work and witness, eventually writing a document that summarizes the reasons for coming together and avenues for future endeavors. The document was submitted to each of the three congregations for approval and affirmation. In the document, participants in the Lyndon Ecumenical Fellowship commit ourselves to:
· Worship together on special occasions when our common beliefs and traditions allow…;
· Study together while providing opportunities to learn from our diversity;
· Provide shared fellowship opportunities . . . to create community;
· Publicize and make available to one another programs sponsored by each of our communities
· Seek out opportunities to engage in joint witness to the Gospel.
Holding this celebration as the culminating celebration for The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25 annually) provides a living witness to our desire to honor the prayer of our Lord that we may be one so that the world will know the truth of the Gospel.