Nov. 2 was World Community Day, a day recognized around the world by an organization called Church Women United. The purpose of Church Women United is to bring Christians from all denominations together for fellowship, prayer and worship.
Church Women United of Ottumwa did just that under the theme of “Sights and Sounds of Harmony.” It was hosted by the women of First Baptist Church and was co-hosted by the women of Trinity Nazarene Church. Women from the Baptist, Brethren, Catholic, Disciples, Congregational, Lutheran, Methodists, Presbyterian, Nazarene, Salvation Army, Jesus is the Lord and Northgate Alliance were all represented. In addition to these women, Pastor Jane Martinez from East End and Westminster Presbyterian and Pastor Ron Barnett from St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran (ELCA) were in attendance.
It was a true example of how Christians from all denominations can come together in the body of Christ. Thank you, Church Women United, for this wonderful example of how to be a community of unity.
Pastor Ron Barnett