A service was held to celebrate a centennial church’s relocation and reconstruction in Shanghai.
In Chongzhu Church of Chongming District on September 17, Rev. Geng Weizhong, chairman of Shanghai Christian Council, preached a sermon with the title "Build the Church in Love", citing Ephesians 4:1-16. He exhorted all believers to become new creations in the love of Christ and to have a new appearance and a new life because of the rebuilding of the church, the Shanghai CC&TSPM said.
The choir sang "United to Build Up the Church" with gratitude for the completion of the new church.
Relocated in Xiaogang Village, Zhoujia Lane, Chengqiao Town, Chongming County, the church spent three years building new buildings integrating worship, pastoral training, administrative work, and meetings.
With the foundation stone laid in April 2018, the new church was completed in February 2021. It serves as the general church for the parishioners in Chongming District with a total construction area of 3,671 square meters (0.9 acres).
- Translated by Abigail Wu