Why 624?? 

Those are not just random numbers! They are in reference to Numbers 6:24 which starts by saying “May the Lord bless you and keep you” if you grew up in the United Methodist Church you might recognize this piece of scripture. That’s right! It’s the start of the UMYF benediction…what is a benediction? A benediction is a traditional close to the worship services with a word or a blessing. Literally, benediction means “a good saying or word.” A benediction is used to dismiss the congregation at the end of worship.[1] So as we leave this holy place of worship, we want to carry the good news and bear witness to Jesus. Go forth and spread this good news! May this benediction carry you over to Summit from year to year until we meet back together. Remember, May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen

 

[1] umc.org/what-we-believe/benediction