The following information was released today to the Press. This event is a signficant opportunity for the people of Blaine and Lino Lakes to experience the hosptiality of our friends from the Cameroon. We expect at least 150 Cameroonian Presbyterians to be with us in worship. We want to encourage the community to attend. How often do we have the opportunty to attend a worship service led by our African friends? We are going to be guests in our own church!
The Cameroonian Presbyterian community in Minnesota has chosen Chain of Lakes Church to celebrate their annual celebration of the independence of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon.
The Cameroonians will lead worship at Chain of Lakes on Sunday, Nov. 11. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. and takes place at Da Vinci Academy, 13001 Central Avenue NE in Blaine.
“We are honored that our Cameroonian Presbyterian friends have chosen Chain of Lakes for their annual worship service. We have decided to turn our worship service over to them that day. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the people of our new church and the people of Blaine and Lino Lakes to experience an African-led worship experience,” said the Rev. Paul H. Moore, Organizing Pastor for Chain of Lakes Church.
Every year the Cameroonian Presbyterian community in Minnesota chooses a Presbyterian church in Minnesota to celebrate the independence of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, which happened in 1957. They day is called Presbyterian Church Day. Last year hundreds of Africans joined the people at Arlington Hills Presbyterian and people in the community for the celebration.
During worship African choral groups will sing and Communion will be celebrated. Leaders of the Synod of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon have been invited to speak. After worship a Cameroonian meal will be shared for everyone who is present.
“I want to especially to invite the people of Blaine and Lino Lakes to attend this service on Sunday, Nov. 11th. This is quite an opportunity to worship, celebrate and learn from our Cameroonian friends,” said Moore. “Many of us at Chain of Lakes and in the community will feel like guests who are being hosted by our Cameroonian neighbors.”
Chain of Lakes is a new church sponsored by the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The congregation recently dedicated property at the northern edge of the Lakes Development. They worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Da Vinci Academy in Blaine.