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The third time was a charm for a mission team from Churches of Christ in Ohio. The group had to scuttle plans to travel to the Scottish city of East Kilbride in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as restrictions eased in 2022, the church members successfully made the journey across the pond.
The group distributed leaflets and talked to people in the city center, inviting them to a Gospel meeting hosted by the East Kilbride Church of Christ.
“Removing Our Mask” was the theme of the meeting, attended by members of area Churches of Christ and visitors. Minister Ian Starrs profiled people in the Bible who encountered Jesus but needed to “remove their mask and face life as it really is, acknowledging and turning from the sin in their lives rather than trying to hide behind a mask,” Jon Galloway wrote in a recent issue of Christian Worker, a publication for Churches of Christ in the United Kingdom.
“This was, to our knowledge, the first live public event held among congregations in Scotland since the lifting of restrictions,” Galloway wrote. “With everyone talking to each other it was difficult to get started or to lock the building in the evening.
Having face-to-face fellowship has been missed and is so important.”
In October the congregation plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Churches of Christ in East Kilbride.
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