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Local church holds service despite snow and ice

The shepherd, or senior pastor, of Carver Road Church of Christ, Jefferson R. Caruthers Jr., delivers his sermon this past Sunday.

Local church holds service despite snow and ice
January 12
03:45 2017

Photo by Timothy Ramsey

BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY 

THE CHRONICLE

More than 6 inches of snow swept into some areas of the Triad this weekend.  The inclement weather posed many issues for individuals wanting to travel the local roads for work, food and even praising the Lord in church.

Many churches in Winston-Salem canceled service this past Sunday because of the dangerous conditions of the roads.  But for some churches, such as Carver Road Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, bad weather could not stop them from worshiping. Carver Road Church of Christ usually has three services on Sunday, but had just one at 11 a.m. on this past Sunday.

Shepherd Jefferson R. Caruthers Jr., who works as senior pastor, says since he has been the leader of Carver Road Church of Christ, they have never missed a church service on a Sunday.

“At Church of Christ, it’s important that we meet every first day of the week on Sunday,” said Caruthers.  “It would be quite unusual for us at this location to dismiss services.  In addition, I spent 12 years in Cleveland, Ohio, and we came out in the blizzards, so I don’t miss now.  We have good people here and they come out as well.”

Caruthers sermon touched on how God blesses peoples lives in this time rather than waiting until we go to heaven.  He also spoke about not being afraid to show God’s blessings he has bestowed upon us.  Later he spoke about the responsibility a man has in the world and how “men don’t run from circumstances, they confront them.”

There were 125 people in attendance for the service, which was a great turnout considering the conditions of the road.  To conclude, the service communion was given before everyone was dismissed.

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