Foot Washing, Fellowship and Food

Posted on 18 September 2005
A happy weekend together between the two Ferndale congregations concluded with a service of foot washing and communion and an African meal.

The practice of foot washing as a mark of mutual submission and respect was often practiced in the early church and was frequently undertaken in the early years of the Baptist denomination. More latterly it has tended to drop out of use but has been preserved in the Brethren in Christ church. Pastor Bonnet Moyo emphasised that such a ceremony was especially appropriate when shared between Christians of different nationalities, colour and traditions. It was, he said, a powerful witness to our divided world.

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