To help single believers get to know each other, a Guangdong church conducted a sociable for singles for the first time.
In the event attended by more than 70 Christians, the worship team of Shamian Church in Guangzhou Province led them in praising God after an opening prayer, CCC&TSPM reported. In a speech themed “Relationships and Marriage”, Rev. Xie Xuguang encouraged unmarried believers to return to the Biblical truth, evaluate their own mate selection criteria, strive to be able to better manage family life after marriage, and nurture their children to become contributing people.
To eliminate inhibitions and foster better mutual understanding, the pastoral staff provided tea, snacks, and beverages for the single people to eat while socializing with each other. Divided into eight groups, they made dumpling wrappers and wrapped dumplings. After Rev. Xu Yijian offered thanksgiving prayers for the "dumpling dinner", they enjoyed the food that they had made by themselves. Finally, the activity concluded with prayers from Rev. Lei Yuming for unmarried Christians.
- Translated by Abigail Wu