I covered the Church Dedication service of the Open Arms Ministry of Restoration based in Nottingham.
Pastor Trevor Edinborough described the event as follows:
The aim of the event: to officially dedicate the ministry to God and to begin the work of spreading the gospel and reaching the local and wider community for Jesus, in accordance with the great commission Mathew 28:16-20.
The Outcome: 'Pastor Trevor Edinborogh and the deacons; Janet Edinborough, Shirley Stapleton and Denise Joseph were all dedicated to the service of the Lord and the church in the company of members, friends and visitors, by the Rev Cannon, Christian Weaver.'
It’s Purpose: 'To establish a church that demonstrates true love, Gods Love and a willingness to un-selflessly serve others. The Scriptures teaches us to put down self and selfishness and allow our hearts and minds to be filled and controlled by love. As a Christian’s believers we are to love God and each other as He loves us. God manifested His love by the gift of His Son to be our Redeemer and the Redeemer of the whole world. Jesus demonstrated His love by the willing sacrifice of His earthly life as a ransom for all, as we were condemned to death because of sin.
Because we are overwhelmed by such love we too will delight in the privilege of serving others, as one of the sweetest joys of the Christian is experienced in self-sacrificing efforts to help others and to exercise true Love, Gods Love.'