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Community celebrates new Abu Dhabi church

Community celebrates new Abu Dhabi church

ICC Note

"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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