Twenty new members have been welcomed into Cornerstone Free Church, in Edinburgh, on the same day that five adult baptisms and three children’s baptisms were also held.
The congregation along with friends and family met at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh for the service. This was followed by a celebration lunch at the Old Schoolhouse.
Rev Neil MacMillan said: “It was a standout day at Cornerstone Free Church. God is good. Thanks to everyone at Cornerstone for who they are and all they do to make days like this happen.”
During the service the congregation sang Psalm 27 and there was a reading from Acts 2: 36-41. There were celebrations as twenty new members were welcomed into fellowship.
All the baptisms that took place were for those in the Spanish speaking congregation. The profession of faith and baptismal vows were led by Rev Israel Guerrero in Spanish and then translated into English by Sam MacPherson.
It was a special moment as parents, siblings and grandparents gathered to profess their faith and take baptismal vows to bring up their three youngsters in a Christian home.
Following the baptisms, the congregation took the Lord’s Supper together. The service ended with the song His Mercy is More and a benediction.
Following the service Neil said: “It is great to see God at work in the lives of so many different people. We love the variety of cultures, ethnicities and languages we have at Cornerstone and the different ways in which they all contribute to the whole church. It is a great picture of the Kingdom of God.”
The Cornerstone congregation has recently been meeting in the Music Auditorium of George Watson’s College due to an increase in numbers of adults and children. The venue provides more space for services to be held as well as for the children’s work to take place on Sunday mornings.
Recent events at Cornerstone Free Church have included a half day women’s conference, with guest speakers Kat Ross and Jo Hulks, as well as a wreath-making event. The congregation is looking forward to its carol service on Sunday 17th December.