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Church United North Hosts Gathering in Ft. Pierce

Church United, a movement to bring churches together, is branching out to the Treasure Coast. Pastors and ministry leaders met at Crossing Community Church in Ft. Pierce for their third gathering, under the direction of Pastor Craig Bridgers, Coordinator of Church United North.

The morning began with heartfelt praise to “our God, our Guide, our Comforter, our Convict-er; the One who tears down the walls that separate us; the One who leans forward in His chair to listen to what we have to say.”

Music followed, hands raised, hearts focused, praising God and asking that He “be the center of our church.”

The mission of Church United in 2016 is to place foster children in Christian homes throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties, and now also in the Treasure Coast. Partnering with Place of Hope, 4Kids and other foster care agencies, the goal is to raise awareness of the need, encourage church congregations to get involved in foster care, and find loving homes for children in the foster care system.

Kenya Reinhardt of 4Kids is part of Church United Broward and West Palm Beach. A burst of joy and energy, Kenya’s heart for children keeps her active in the community and puts her in a unique position to help promote the launch of Church United North. Kenya, along with Annette Francis of Crossing Community, connected the people to one another as they walked in the door, introducing each by their various church affiliation or missional organization.

Craig Bridgers of The Crossing Community Church in Ft. Pierce
Craig Bridgers of The Crossing Community Church in Ft. Pierce

Connecting people and church leaders builds strength in the community to do the work of loving people into the Kingdom of God.

John Kalogris, who represented Place of Hope, shared, “Forty-nine children in the Treasure Coast had to be placed out of circuit, which means there were no homes available here in the area. The children actually had to be transported out of the region to be placed in homes far away.”

The morning was not limited to helping place foster children in our area, but included both local and global missions of bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved.

Pastor Oleg Kunin of Dot Missionary Group, spoke about the work he is doing to plant the Gospel from Russia to India and across the world. He reaches out in many ways, including providing seminars to pastors to help empower them to become self sustaining churches.

Pastor Oleg said, “Most people count on the West—Americans—to send money, but we preach the message that pastors have their own potential.”

Dot Mission Group’s name represents the dots on the map of every place around the world that they are planting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Next to speak was Pastor Bob Olsinski, who runs the street ministry, Bridge Fort Pierce. Pastor Bob said, “Our mission is to be lighthouses to the neighborhoods, leading people to the God who is already there.”

The meeting closed and lunch was served, allowing participants to get to know one another. Business cards and phone numbers exchanged and new friendships formed at the third meeting of Church United North.

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