World Communion Sunday, always celebrated on the first Sunday of October, reminds us of our connection to the global Church. Beginning in 1936 in the Presbyterian Church, it was adopted by the Federal Council of Churches (predecessor of the NCC) in 1940. Since then, the celebration has grown into an international ecumenical celebration of Christian unity across the globe.
To celebrate this year’s World Communion Sunday, we have invited guest preacher Rev. Princeton Abaraoha to join us for online worship. Rev. Abaraoha is the Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Midlothian, Texas. He has a passion for preaching, worship, leading bible study, pastoral care, multigenerational/intercultural ministry and missions. He received his Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and has his Clinical Pastoral Education at Parkland Hospital Dallas.
Princeton is also currently serving as the Field Staff for the African Intercultural Ministries of the office of Racial Equity and Women’s Intercultural Ministries for the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church USA. His prior church service includes serving as pastor of several non-denominational church plants.
Princeton is originally from Nigeria, West Africa. He has come a long way since his conversion to Christianity after a short bout as a child soldier in the civil war in his home country of Nigeria.