Florida Church ‘a Little Like Pentecost’

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With members hailing from 31 different nations, South Kendall Community Christian Reformed Church had good reason to celebrate All Nations Heritage Day, which coincided with Worldwide Communion Sunday, Oct. 7.

The 180-member congregation speaks several languages, including Spanish, French Creole, and Dutch, though services are in English.

Since the church’s start in the 1950s, attendance hit low points but rebounded in the 1980s after the church relocated and began aggressively reaching out to the community. Rev. Vernon Vander Zee said the congregational makeup “looks a little like Pentecost.”

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