KUCHING: Rain did not stop over 8,000 Christians from spreading the Christmas joy and kindness in the annual Kuching Christmas Parade held at the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Jubilee Grounds here on Saturday.
The participants came armed with umbrellas, caps
and raincoats as early as 5pm in pouring rain.
Before the parade began, there was a worship
celebration followed by a prayer blessing by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of
Kuching Archbishop Simon Poh and heads of the various churches.
The parade route, covering a distance of four
kilometres, took the participants through many iconic city landmarks.
The annual parade was organised by the
Association of Churches in Sarawak and Kuching Ministers’ Fellowship, with the
Methodist SCAC as the host church yet again.
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii, who was at the
parade said, “This parade is very special in Sarawak where churches
regardless of denomination, and people regardless of age and ethnicity, are
united through faith.”
Kelvin, who was with the Good News Fellowship
Kuching contingent, said the parade was a good opportunity to show to the rest
of the country and the world that Sarawakians live in harmony, celebrate together
despite their different faiths, because they honour and respect one another.
A total of 15 churches participated in the parade, namely Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Methodist Church SCAC, Methodist Church SIAC, BEM (SIB) Church, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, The Salvation Army, Sarawak Baptist Church, Sarawak Blessed Church, Grace Sentral Church AOG, Sarawak Grace Assembly Church Kuching, Hope Church Kuching, Good News Fellowship, City Harvest Church, Latter Rain Church Kuching and Fellowship of Evangelical Students (FES).
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