Recently members of the Mormon church in Denver united with friends of other faiths in two activities last month, including a Catholic celebration called, Stations of the Cross, and the Interfaith Sharing Series on the Purpose of Life. These activities may be recurring, and members of the community are invited to attend.
Those who attended a Thursday-night event at the Lady Fatima Center, a holy mosque near the intersection of Holly and Evans, discovered a rich introduction to other churches and a unifying theme about the Purpose of Life.
Jennie Preece from the Greenwood Village Mormon Congregation was one of the speakers at the Interfaith Sharing Series representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). She spoke succinctly with the help of several Mormon children who opened her remarks with the song, “I am a Child of God.”
One of the most popular church hymns for children, “I am a Child of God” teaches our doctrine that we were sent here by God and that God promises that we can be blessed as we endure. The idea that we seek His guidance is joined by our belief that Christ will walk beside each of us to help us return to the presence of the Father.
Jennie’s presentation in an Islamic mosque filled with religious peoples of different Christian and Muslim denominations reminded us that the Purpose of Life is to find lasting peace and happiness, and that is possible through Jesus Christ.