RMCNews with Jade Covel – Colorado Springs, Colorado … Colorado Springs Central Adventist church members experienced a worldwide perspective on worship and various global food delicacies at their annual International Sabbath event on October 9.
The annual gathering is an event members look forward to, and after being canceled last year, members were eager to return to the tradition.
Worship included three cultures represented by musical selections, including a Ghanaian group that performed a song based on the Psalms, a Filipina group that sang two pieces, and three Indonesian groups–a youth group, a choir, and a group playing traditional Indonesian instruments made of bamboo tubes called Angklung.
After worship, attendees gathered at Springs Adventist Academy for the highlight of the day, “Taste of Nations.” The food selections matched the world flags and cultural items that decorated the auditorium; individuals could choose from American cuisine, African cultural dishes, and South American food.
“Everyone was able to find something they liked, and there was plenty of food for everyone. One big favorite was homemade ice cream in mango, strawberry, and lime,” Jade Covel, Colorado Springs Central associate pastor, commented.
The object of this special event is simple, according to Covel. “One of the goals of this event is not only to celebrate the different cultures at Central and in the worldwide Adventist Church but to provide an event to which people can invite their non-attending friends and relatives. This year, we had quite a few guests, some expressing interest in coming back. Ultimately, this is what International Sabbath is about—spreading God’s word to our community.”
–RMCNews with Jade Covel is Colorado Springs Central associate pastor; photo supplied