Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Visit

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The World Mission Society Church of God received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2016. To celebrate, volunteers are committing themselves to serve the community even more in 2017. The Church of God in Boston began the year, bringing energetic performances and bright smiles to the Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Up until the morning of January 29, volunteers put great efforts into preparing entertainment for the residents at Southgate. They arrived beaming with excitement to put on a spectacular show. As the performance room filled up with the seniors, the volunteers greeted them warmly. Instantly, the residents felt the love coming from the members.

The emcee began the event giving sincere thanks to all in attendance. He introduced the first round of acts, consisting of lively dance numbers from the 50’s and 60’s. The audience members were filled with delight as each performance brought back joyful memories of their younger days.

Next, the host tested the residents’ memories with a game. The volunteers played snippets of classic songs and movie lines for a few seconds and the residents tried to guess the song. This gave just enough time for the audience to excitedly exclaim “I know this one!” or “I love this song!”

To conclude the entertainment, the performers tugged on the heartstrings of the residents through charming renditions of timeless love songs like “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley and “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder.

By the end of all the event, the residents were in want of more as a result of all the nostalgic performances. “Please come back soon!” they pleaded. The smiles and laughter shared at the Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will not soon be forgotten. Furthermore, the Church of God in Boston will continue spreading the love of Heavenly Mother through more community events like this in the near future.

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2018-05-07T13:02:51+00:00January 31, 2017|Categories: Smile Campaign|Tags: |16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Tazia March 9, 2017 at 2:57 am - Reply

    The Church of God in Louisville, KY did the same thing in 2016! It’s so amazing when our heavenly family comes together to bring smiles to our neighbors’ faces. I can’t wait to do another event like this! 😀

  2. GH March 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    What a gracious thing to make others laugh and feel appreciated. I can imagine it lifted all of their spirits to see angels from the Church of God come by and practice Mother’s Love with them.

  3. Marc Moise March 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    This is so amazing! Always showing love to the community and in such a sincere way too. These people are angels!

  4. Zac March 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    It was really amazing to see the faces of the residence brighten as soon as we started performing and interacting with them. When we take the time to do little things in the committee the effect it has on everyone is incredible. I just want to give thanks to Father and Mother for letting this event brings so much warmth and love to those who really need it.

  5. Becky March 9, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I was able to be a part of this community service with the Church of God and it was such a happy time for the members at the center. One woman brought her mother there for her first week and she was so worried about her being comfortable. She expressed how happy her mother was with all of the performances and we watched her clap and sing along with us. It’s such a blessing to be a part of these events, though they are small, it’s heart warming to see how they are happening simultaneously throughout the world, spreading a lot of love and cheer to the people. I’m very grateful for the experience.

  6. Shannel March 10, 2017 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Seniors at nursing homes really desire to feel that others care for them and that they have not been forgotten. Heavenly Father & Mother know their mind and send Their children there to shine light in their hearts. How beautiful is the love of our God Elohim! All praises to Heavenly Father and Mother!

  7. Lucas March 10, 2017 at 12:22 am - Reply

    All thanks to our Elohim God Father and Mother for allowing Boston Zion to partake in this amazing event, it was truly a beautiful blessing to participate. All Glory to our Heavenly Parents!

  8. Canon March 10, 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply

    So great! Their hearts must be warm like yellows.Our community needs this kind of warm love for neighbors.

  9. Canon March 10, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

    It’s great and wonderful! Our community needs this kind of love! We all need warm love from others!

  10. Lucas Rivero March 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Thanks to our Elohim God Heavenly Parents for allowing Boston Zion to partake in this beautiful event. It was such an amazing blessing to be allowed to participate. All glory to our Heavenly Father and Mother.

  11. Joanna Salcedo March 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    This event was AMAZING! It was really beautiful and moving to see everyone genuinely smiling and happy; everyone from the nursing home staff to the residents, and all of the Church of God members. The atmosphere was filled with joy and it could only be so thanks to our Heavenly Mother ❤

  12. Andy March 18, 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Truly a blessing that I was able to take part on bringing joy and happiness to my very own community, everyone was upbeat and I was so happy that I was able to share the same love the Church of God shows to their own brothers and sisters, I will most definitely continue to attend to all their services and in everything they do because truly the water of life exists there!

  13. Jessica Matthews May 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Right…cant help falling in love…..We Love You

  14. Ashley May 17, 2017 at 11:42 am - Reply

    I can feel the love of Heavenly Mother being spread in Boston through this event! Great job everyone & continue to spread this joy & love!

  15. Eden November 9, 2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Hope the people in the world be comforted by the love of Elohim God and the members of the church of God diligently practice it too 🙂

  16. Vami November 10, 2017 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Beautiful smiles! Because you are carrying out Mother’s love. You are the true letter of Heavenly Mother.

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