Members of the Newburgh Church New Life celebrated their 25th anniversary of worship on Sunday morning with song, prayer and balloons.
And it was a service of reflection, after a tumultuous year -- with church leaders trying to figure out how to reach their congregation online and dealing with members getting Covid-19.
"We have about eight percent able to come back and those who haven't -- they have just not been comfortable and we respect that,” said pastor Jonathan Scott. “But really -- it's been really really good -- God has been so good to us through this. We wouldn't want to go through it again -- but in some ways -- [we] wouldn't want to change it either."
And in an effort to expand their outreach to children, the church has also created the new full-time position of family ministry director, which will be taken over by member of 18-years, Lynne Philips.