NORFOLK – The Norfolk community gathered together Thursday evening to pray for victims of the flooding disaster.
The Norfolk Ministerial Association held a special interfaith prayer service at First United Methodist Church which was open to everyone. Norfolk Ministerial Association president Pastor Caleb Lind says that churches within the NMA had been providing flood relief individually, and felt that it would be beneficial for the community to come together as one in an evening of worship.
Lind says that while it’s important that the churches have been providing physical help for flood victims, it’s the emotional and spiritual well-being of the community that was first and foremost during the service. Lind says that it was a very uplifting feeling to see community members, regardless of denomination, gather together in prayer and praise.
The Norfolk Ministerial Association is made up of Christian churches and area ministries that serve Norfolk and its surrounding areas. Members work together to promote awareness of spiritual matters in the community, foster interfaith cooperation, and encourage greater understanding among churches and ministries.