Last month, I attended our church conference’s Annual Singles Enrichment Weekend. This year the event was hosted by Berean Adventist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And let me say, that we had a blessed weekend.
The guest speaker for the evening, Charlotte, titled her seminar “Check Yo Connection.” She stated that a faith-filled believer of God can never be alone. “Not knowing who you are in Christ will really make you feel alone.” She summed up her message by stating that you are not alone, you just need to tap into the right power source. She advised that you “find out who you are in Christ.”
I had the pleasure of filling in for Ms. Evelyn to do our traditional roll call. This is the time when we recognize the singles that are attending from the five states of our conference. I think I made Ms. Evelyn proud. The praise team was amazing!! Although there were only four of them, their voices sounded like a full choir. And the musician, Patrick, led them in single our theme song for the weekend, “Single But Not Alone.”
- Gender. She was a female.
- Station. She was a widow.
- Spirituality. Her location did not condone her relationship with Christ.
- Water. It was a scarcity.
- Food. It was also not in abundance.
Pastor Scott was on fire! He even had to come out of his suit coat because the Holy Spirit was working in him. He encouraged the singles at the close of his sermon. He stated that our inadequacies are covered by God’s adequacy. Our challenges should not be ignored, but lived through and worked through. What a blessing church service was.
We enjoyed lunch at the wellness center and then headed out to a Homeless Veterans shelter for community service. We sang Christmas carols and Pastor Scott provided an impromptu message for the veterans. The veterans were presented with gifts from the singles as we thanked them for their service. Then we were off to the hotel to get ready for the ball.
My crazy, older brother was our MC for the ball. He is a clown so it was a great fit. We enjoyed a great vegetarian meal (forgot to take photos of the food, too busy eating) while the band played soft jazz music. Throughout the evening, we were entertained by a comedienne, guest soloists Patrick and Victoria, icebreakers, games, the band, our MC and more. And we did our traditional group rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas, which is always so much fun. We were up late, due to all the pics we took after the ball.