I had the joy last Saturday evening of joining in the combined efforts of Oxford House of Prayer (OHOP) and the Hamilton House of Prayer at the Hamilton Dream Center, 625 Campbell Avenue in Hamilton.
With music led by some of my favorite people in the world, Sharla Racioppa and Under Cover, the room was filled with dear friends of all ages who had obviously come to worship and pray.
Hamilton Dream Center, led by Pastor Wendell Coning, is a thriving, dynamic ministry to Hamilton's inner city. They reach out to the community in a multitude of inventive and effective ways, including bookbag giveaways, providing coats in the winter, free guitar lessons, "Adopt-a-Block," and more.
It was a lovely night of worship with dear friends and sweet brothers and sisters, in an old church building that has been made young again by the vibrancy of the people who worship and serve there.