Yesterday, I attended Dinner with the Pastor at Kingdom Life Empowerment Temple. Kingdom Life Empowerment Temple is at 6203 Baltimore Ave, Riverdale Maryland. It is next to the Wachovia (on the same side) and at the nearest intersection of East-West Hwy and Baltimore Ave. There is a McDonald’s that sits across from the Wachovia at the corner.
Can I just say that the food was so awesome. It was $6 and for six dollars we all left full and sleepy, my goodness. There was more than enough and the food was a blessing. I played chess, and will admit that I got spanked all over the church by Brother Less. But in my defense, he says I was worthy competition.
There was lots of laughter and I love the music that was played, though during intense moments within the chess game, I had to drown out all hearing. It would have made good sense to pray before this game.
There was this Shrimp Alfredo dish that was soooooo yummy! And then there was Turkey Ziti! Lord have mercy that dish melted in my mouth, it wasn’t right, it was so good. Everything was homemade and tasted like it. I LOVE that.
There is this woman who likes to make brownies with peanut butter. She is officially my favorite person. These brownies are amazing. The fellowship is priceless.
For many christian people it is difficult to live a holy life, and to grow in the Lord when you don’t find genuine people who desire to live for God and are not clickish. I find this environment to be very loving and open. I love that everyone is so funny, and light-hearted and for lack of a better word, real.
And, Pastor is funny! He was running late so the joke was that people wanted their money back because the pastor wasn’t there. They said, “How we goin’ have dinner with the pastor if the pastor isn’t here?” So, he laughed, and said, “I am here.”
You know that people love church when the pastors have to kick them out. Of course I am not saying that the pastor literally kicked us out, we had fun, and the musicians even jumped on the instruments for an impromptu concert. We danced and laughed at the memorable beats, and then with a clap of the hands and direct yet gentle nudge, he was ready to go.
We are the family of God, but it just feels so good when we act like it.
Service starts at 9:30 am Sunday mornings! See you there! 🙂