Posted by Shana Adkisson on October 23, 2018
The Stories of Healing worship series will conclude on October 28 with Service of Hope and the Lord's Supper during 10:30 a.m. worship. The service allows the congregation to remember those who have passed over the last year and allows us to recognize that healing doesn’t always come in the ways we hope.
"The Service of Hope offered by First Baptist Norman not only gives the church the opportunity to reach out to its members but also to those in our community who have experienced loss over the last year," Vickie Riggs said. "It is important because the needs are great and the hurt is real. The focus it puts on encouraging others and caring for others is where we need to be as a church family and community member."
Vickie hopes and prays that individuals will come away from the Service of Hope not only encouraged and hopeful but refreshed and renewed in their faith and in the future.
"I hope they experience joy and a caring spirit from our church," Vickie said.
Traditionally during the service, a Christmas ornament is given to everyone who lost someone over the last year.
"This year everyone will be asked to choose an ornament, take it home and cherish it just as they cherish the memories of their loved ones. It will serve as a reminder of an evening of hope," Vickie said.