CROWS — It was truly a Sunday to celebrate the independence of our nation in the country, as the Dunlap Christian Church gathered to worship and remember the sacrifices of our forefathers.

The sermon given by our minister, Don Kennedy, was very enlightening; “Worthless Faith, Wicked Faith and Worthy Faith.”

The service began as Elder Larry Canterbury brought forth the American flag and its holder and set it before the congregation.

The 24 members of the church recited the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the National Anthem and sang several patriotic songs with Betty Rohr accompanying on the piano. The songs of our country were “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Other selections played glorified our God and inspired those who came to worship.

Preaching out of the book of James, Don Kennedy told the group about the three types of “Faith” and its implication on our lives. The kind sought by Christians should be “Worthy Faith.” He said that even Satan believes there is a God. The difference is dependent on the application of the faith.

The service was packed with prayer for our nation, church and individual requests for prayer by the congregation, their families and friends in the community. Communion was held with a moment of meditation before taking the bread and cup.

Dunlap Christian Church is located two miles south of the Route 311 and 159 triangle in Crows. All are welcome to come and share in its services.

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The members of Dunlap Christian Church held an Independence Day service recently, remembering the sacrifices of the country’s forefathers. Dunlap Christian Church is located two miles south of the intersection of Route 311 and 159 near Crows. (Photo Courtesy Dwight Rohr)