Community celebrates new Abu Dhabi church
"This is a historic day as we celebrate 30 years of the Christian community in Abu Dhabi at this facility,"
By Marten Youssef
February 08, 2008 United Arab Emirates (Gulfnews) -More than 2,500 Christians from 21 different denominations celebrated the construction of the new facility for worshippers on Friday.
"This is a historic day as we celebrate 30 years of the Christian community in Abu Dhabi at this facility," said Cameron Arensen, pastor of the English-speaking Evangelical Community Church .
The Evangelical Church of Abu Dhabi is home to 21 different churches that hold services back-to-back from Thursday to Saturday.
"The land was granted to us by the rulers of this country, who have been very generous. The old facility was getting way too small for us and this is a very exciting new phase for us as a church," the pastor said.
"The significance of all these different churches meeting in one facility is to give a visible demonstration of our unity as a Christian community despite the many nationalities and cultures," Arensen added.