Rally to Be Like Isaac

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On Sunday, July 5th, branch churches of the World Mission Society Church of God came together in New Windsor, New York for “Let’s Be Like Isaac” – a unity rally for the members of the East Coast branch churches. Through this rally, members made a resolution to expand the Church of God to more locations on the East Coast.

The day began with a Bible education titled, “Be Joyful Always.” The education focused on the children of God who have received the promise of eternal life. The Bible compares the children of God to Isaac. Biblically, at his birth, Isaac brought joy to his mother, Sarah, because she had been unable to have children and was well advanced in age.

After the education, approximately 800 members headed out towards the field for the second part of the rally – outdoor unity games. Three-legged races, piggyback relays, tug of war matches, and a running-rowing obstacle course brought the players together to have one mind and heart. Perhaps the most memorable game was the sheep race, which required players to dash away on all fours blindfolded, while being led solely by the voices of their “shepherds” who were limited to saying either “go” or “come.”

The day ended with a BBQ-style dinner and a fireworks show. Since it was only a day after Independence Day, the members of the Church of God on the East Coast felt motivated and passionate to carry out the movement of expanding the Church of God to even more locations.

2018-05-07T13:02:54+00:00July 19, 2015|Categories: Activities, Recreational Events|8 Comments


  1. Naomi February 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Wow! This church never ceases to amaze me! I love the family environment, the kindness and warmth of the members and the incredible Bible teachings! So thankful to be a member of this family!

  2. Shannel February 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    I remember this day ! Wow it was a day to truly experience unity and love with brothers and sisters from all over the east coast. Even though some of us never met after this event it was like our memory was restored we realized we have known each other all our lives. Truly only God Elohim can unite complete strangers in this way.

  3. Krissy February 15, 2016 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    I loved this day !! Beautiful memories. I come from a small church location and I LOVE seeing everyone from the east coast come together and realize just how big our family is !!! Everyone is always so welcoming and sweet when we are all together. It truly feels like reuniting with family… God bless you!

  4. WILL February 23, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply

    This event was SOOOO MUCH FUN!!! I have never had so much fun before. It was so nicely organized too! Can’t wait for another event like this one to bring my family.

  5. Shakiah March 25, 2016 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Even though I was raised in a church environment I never associated the words “church” and “fun” without using the word “not” but since coming to the Church of God I realized that it is absolutely possible to be taught the truth of salvation from the bible and to have the most fun of your life in the same place, with the same people… this is truly the place to be.

  6. Katherine D. March 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    This day was super exciting! So thankful that I was able to go and have fun with my brothers and sisters. As this world is only a shadow, I can’t wait for the adventures we will have in the kingdom of Heaven with our Father and our Mother 🙂

  7. Brittny April 12, 2016 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    This event can be summed up in one word…family. The love and unity that I felt during that time was overwhelming. Events in the Church of God are always full of harmony and can let the worries in this life melt away. Sign me up for the next one!

  8. Chanel August 27, 2016 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    LOVED this event and the environment! This was truely a memory that will stick with me forever! Also, the movement itself was also very uplifting. So blessed to go to this Church.

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