The congregation at the Worship Center Christian Church definitely had a foot stumping, hand clapping, hallelujah good time on Sunday. The idea of transforming their regular worship service into the Old School way of having service was an uplifting and exciting change for the members and their visitors.
The women wore colorful suites and dresses with matching hats and gloves. While the men looked suave in their suites with matching ties, handkerchiefs, and Stacy Adams shoes. In spite of the attire transformation, it was clearly not about what you wore to the service, but what you wanted from the service.
Throwback Sunday was about re-visiting tradition and taking the members back to grandmama and papa’s church for a while. Practically everyone thirty and older could reminisce on the good old days and appreciate all that was passed down to them. Remember how the preacher would preach until the sweat and tears ran down his face and saturated his shirt and suit. The next thing you know, he’d be coming out of that suit jacket and loosening up his tie to kick the service into another gear.
Back then, the word was so powerful and exhilarating until it literally made you run out of your shoes and toss your hat in the air. Throwback Sunday really took you back. The memories from the Old School church are worth cherishing and passing down for generations to come.
Throwback Sunday was good for the children to experience; they didn’t just sit back on the pews and spectate. Many of the them appeared to know all of the old hymns and the older songs the choir song. Everyone was pleasantly surprised to see the choir look so spectacular in their matching purple robes as they swayed from side to side in complete unison. They were definitely feeling the spirit.
Last, but certainly not least, Pastor Moody’s message was its usual stimulating, challenging word of God. He continued with the series entitled, “The Rise and Fall of the Family.” People were really feeling the message and the scriptures that supported the different roles that men and women have in the marriage.
He didn’t break a sweat like the old school preacher, but he certainly left the congregation with a wealth of spiritual information about the importance of meeting biblical needs in the marriage. “His Needs/Her Needs is not about selfish desires and motives, but about obeying and honoring God in your marriage. Its about seeking knowledge and wisdom to help you understand and provide for your spouse better. Which, in the long run, makes for a happier, healthier marriage.
All and all, Throwback Sunday was a big success and a huge blessing. As the pastor iterated, the Worship Center continues to seek balance and to strives to become a multi-dimensional church like none other.
For more information about the Worship Center Christian Church visit www.theworshipcentercc.org.