Glory to God and a heartfelt greeting, family and friends of the South Park Church of God (“The Park”)! Just as the Hebrews returned joyfully to Jerusalem and Israel from captivity in Babylon, we, too, are returning! Our congregation never disbanded; we have been worshipping on Zoom for about fourteen (14) months.
We are re-entering the sanctuary at 6310 Weston St., Houston, 77021, on May 23, 2021 [Pentecost Sunday]. While we are re-entering the sanctuary, we still have been the church over these past fourteen months. We focused our energies during this Pandemic on proclaiming the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, praying fervently for all needs, praising the Lord exuberantly, and performing or living out the gospel every day to the best of our abilities– with God’s help.
Further, in this season, we re-enter with a deeper resolve and commitment to be the church that God approves. We reaffirm our congregation’s core values. We therefore commit to re-centering our priorities. We align our priorities around our six (6) core values: 1.) The true worship of God [John 4:23-24]; 2.) Comprehensive Love [Mt 22:37-39]; 3.) Christian Hospitality [Hebrews 13:2]; 4.) Peace [Ephesians 2:14-15; Philippians 4:6-7]; 5.) Integrity [Job 2:3; Psalm25:19-24]; and 6.) Justice/Righteousness [Luke 4:18-19; Micah 6:8; Amos 5:24; Isaiah 58:6-8]
Finally, upon re-entering the sanctuary and re-centering our priorities, we also resolve to the notion of re-engaging our community. We understand as a congregation the command to love our neighbors unconditionally, to value the diverse “assets” that reside in our neighbors, to contribute to the flourishing of our community, to work alongside our community to enhance our collective life, and to be a moral light in the midst of sin, violence, and decay. Such is the Kingdom of God! We have been transformed during this Pandemic. Therefore…
COME! JOIN US AT THE PARK!