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Ocala Young People Conduct Worship Service

posted on June 03, 2015, under Church by

by Herb Pritchard

Ian Robison presented his sermon challenging the audience to arise and serve as soldiers of Christ. (Photo: Joshua Asencio)

Ian Robison presented his sermon challenging the audience to arise and serve as soldiers of Christ. (Photo: Joshua Asencio)

You name it—church greeters, elders, deacons, children’s story, prayer, special music, the Sabbath sermon—and the Ocala Church Pathfinders/Adventurers, ages 6 to 14, handled it at a recent worship service.

Addisen Raices and Rachel Parker served as greeters at Ocala Church, assisted by North Area Zone A Cluster Coordinator Cherrie Betaudier who lent her support to Ocala’s special Sabbath. (Photo: Joshua Asencio)

Addisen Raices and Rachel Parker served as greeters at Ocala Church, assisted by North Area Zone A Cluster Coordinator Cherrie Betaudier who lent her support to Ocala’s special Sabbath. (Photo: Joshua Asencio)

Sermon presenter Ian Robison, age 12, challenged youth and members as soldiers of Christ to arise just as Samuel and Timothy did in their service for God. “The Holy Spirit was there,” said member Trudi Sykes, “and we all felt the call. It was a high Sabbath, and we are still talking about the wonderful experience.”

Pathfinder Director John Bott resurrected the formerly dormant club, commencing with the 2014-2015 church officer year. With his wife, Laura, and two children, Joshua and Emily, John strongly believes in the biblical admonition of Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

“My vision is to give children the opportunity to experience Jesus with hands on activities,” says Adventurer leader Brenda Parker.


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