Shades, sundresses and suits were a common sight in the Jesus for All Minds (JAMs) church services on 11 and 12 October. The JAMs churchgoers attending the services were dressed to the nines, having gone to great lengths to prepare for the fancy dress competition.
JAMs church zone supervisor Lily Yong explained that the purpose of the event was for the members to know that coming to church is fun and that they can express themselves freely, not just through worship, but also through their dressing.
There was already an air of excitement as the service kicked off with a round of games, which saw the JAMs members cheering enthusiastically for their peers. During praise and worship, they were grooving to the songs, clapping their hands and jumping up and down.
The highlight of the service was the fancy dress competition. Many members were gamely dressed up as celebrities and singers. With Halloween around the corner, one even came dressed as a witch. One by one, the finalists did a catwalk across the stage, accompanied by loud cheers and wolf-whistles. The crowd went wild as one of the finalists flung his cap into the audience.
Another finalist said it best when asked what her thoughts were on the fancy dress. “It is fun. I like dressing up!” she remarked.The service ended with a Bible lesson on Abraham, which the JAMs church members enjoyed immensely.
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