Methodist Choir Performs for Latter-day Saints Following Service Projects

Contributed By Matrina E. Barry, Church News contributor

  • 10 January 2017

Article Highlights

  • LDS members helped improve the grounds for two Methodist churches.

In September of 2016, more than 100 LDS children, teenagers, and adults participated in service projects at the Carol City United Methodist Church and the Opa Locka United Methodist Church. Both are led by Pastor Joann Brookins. In a gesture of friendship, a choir from the two Methodist churches performed Christmas hymns for the LDS members on December 11, 2016, as reported in the Miami Herald.

For the service projects, the Miami Lakes Florida Stake members, under the leadership of President Jim Robinson, came prepared with shovels, rakes, garden equipment tools, hammers, brooms, and a pressure cleaner. These were the Miami Lakes Florida Stake’s third and fourth service projects with the African American community this year.

Pastor Brookins expressed her gratitude for the love and service given to her churches, saying, “You are a blessing, you can’t even imagine.” As a continuation of the bonds of friendship with the LDS Church, an invitation was extended for Pastor Brookins’s choir to sing Christmas hymns in the Miami Shores Ward on December 11, 2016, which she readily accepted.

The choir from the Opa Locka and Carol City United Methodist churches sang renditions of Christmas songs to the LDS congregation.