Following Anglican Church of the Word’s exit from AMIA, a number of Church members who remained loyal to the Anglican Mission found themselves seeking the Lord for their next move. It was not long before Mission Outreach Anglican Fellowship (MOAF) was formed and became the first fellowship of Anglican Mission International.
Long time Anglican Mission members Michael and Margaret Hesford stepped up as the leaders and are now hosting a weekly Sunday Morning Service in the homes of their members.
Margaret is one of Anglican Mission’s most prolific intercessors and co-ordinates the Mission’s main intercession listings, which go out all over the planet. Bishop Carl assigned Canon Jim Kennaugh from Kingdom Life Anglican Church, Naples as their liaison and support person. Jim+ is travelling over to celebrate the Eucharist twice a month on 2nd and 4th Sundays, and there is morning prayer every other Sunday. There are also opportunities for more clergy participation in 1st,3rd and 5th Sundays.
M.O.A.F. which Canon Jim fondly calls the “Mother Of All Fellowships”, being the first in the new Chapter, has been finding opportunities to reach out to the community and serve; this includes putting together packs of food to give to homeless people they meet on the streets around Cooper City and Davie Florida, where they are located, and, also sending gift boxes to Samaritan’s Purse, Franklin Graham’s ministry.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, it has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
MOAF celebrated the Incarnation with a service of lessons and carols with Holy Eucharist. Canon Jim brought across the AV system from Kingdom Life. MediaShout, the Audio Visual software program was developed by a Christian media company and is now used in over 80,000 churches worldwide. You can project the entire Liturgy including reading, prayers, songs and play music and video through it. This system is really excellent for church plants as it is scalable ie you can use it in your front room with a few or in a larger room with hundreds of people. Canon Jim+ mentioned later in the week to Bishop Carl how much the members of MOAF enjoyed the service and especially the by the AV worship experience and that it would be a wonderful addition to the worship life of the Fellowship. Bishop Carl enquired of the cost and within a day or two called Canon Jim back and instructed him to go ahead and purchase the equipment as he had found a donor who wanted to bless the new Fellowship. They had the first service on the new system on the First Sunday after Epiphany. If you are interested in knowing more about using audio/visuals in worship, you can email Cn. Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org