As Capital City Baptist Church, we are celebrating 30 plus years of our existence and these were marked by several events from the 18th to the 21st of November 2014 which were aimed at celebrating the past years as well as preparing the church for the many more years to come.
The Celebrations were graced by some of the founding members of the church who came from around the world to share in the joy of seeing their vision, hard work and dedication being fulfilled. Among them were Mr and Mrs Jerry Dowdy who was the first Pastor of the church since its founding till 1st Sept 1985. It was a wonderful time of sharing memories, good times and encouraging the next generation to keep on striving and serving the Kingdom of God.
The events in the Celebrations were first of all started with a session of Prayer and Praise on Thursday night. A Vision Sharing service was held on Friday night where the Vision for the next 30 years was laid presented to the congregation. Saturday Morning began with a nice Prayer Breakfast at Ufulu Gardens. Later that afternoon the youth had a chance to celebrate at The Gathering which was an afternoon of fun, singing and dancing. The main celebration service however took place on Sunday with a joint English and Chichewa service that filled the church to overflowing. A picnic followed and the congregation had a chance to just sit and socialize and have fun with the different activities that took place. The cooling down however did not mean the celebration was over as there was still a Concert that ended everything with a BANG!!! Praise teams from various churches and artists from our church were invited to spice up the occasion together with our own praise team and the result was thrilling and it saw the night carry on till late and left everyone exhausted thirsting for what remained of the celebration (the refreshments :).
Joy, laughter, happiness, cheers, tears (of joy... mostly) were just some of the emotions that were sprouted in the midst of all the celebration and will continue on as we experience the next 30 years of Loving God, Loving our Neighbors as Ourselves.