The House of Fellowship Church at Bread Springs in Diné Bikeyah welcomed over 30 community members of all ages on May 2, returning to in-person worship for the first time in 14 months.
It was a wonderful day to celebrate the Living Christ among the Diné. Church family members from the area showed up for three days prior to clean and get the church ready. On Sunday morning, the church was sparkly and welcoming as elders, moms and dads, teens and kids came to hear the Word from Pastor Fred, sing praises with the HOF musicians and to fellowship with one another. Nihitaa’ Binaanish, Our Father’s Business, the non-profit organization that supports the work of House of Fellowship in partnership with other churches, provided PPE, signs and supplies to follow the Navajo Nation health guidelines.
Attendees celebrated several birthdays, (including Pastor Fred’s!) complete with fresh-made tortillas and grilled meats. It was so good to be together again and live out the Fellowship in the church name!
Through all the pain and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, the saints at The House of Fellowship have remained faithful and served as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in ministering to their people.
The church has been headquarters for community pandemic relief projects since March of 2020. It has stored boxes of PPE, hand sanitizer, adult care items, dry foods and school supplies, which were given out to the community by church and community volunteers. It has been a distribution point for many shipments of fresh and frozen food coordinated by Nihitaa’ Binaanish, Our Father’s Business volunteers to assist families in staying safer during the pandemic. It has kept construction materials safe and dry during the winter months.
And now this little church down Skeets road is able to open her doors for neighbors to hear the Word of God, sing, fellowship and make plans for more service to God’s people.
Praise the Lord!