First Baptist hosting community Thanksgiving service

By Dean Palmer - Special to the News

Local residents are invited to join in an evening of thanksgiving, to take place on Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

The church, located at 316 West Main Street across from the Charles Stone Library, is collaborating with several other churches from the area to offer a Community Thanksgiving Service. Speakers and music will be provided by participating churches. Anyone interested in being part of a choir assembled for the evening is encouraged to arrive at 4:15 p.m. for a rehearsal.

“For longer than we have been a country,” First Baptist Pastor Robert Dixon said, “people here have been gathering to give thanks to God for His blessings and provision. It is still appropriate that in communities all across our country, we gather for that same purpose.”

Following the service, all those attending are invited to participate in a time of fellowship, with light refreshments available.

An offering of money and/or non-perishable food items will be collected during the evening for donation to the Pilot Mountain Outreach Center.

According to First Baptist Deacon Chairman Charlie Brown, the evening is part of a larger effort among local churches to work and worship together.

“This is a great opportunity for our local churches to get together for worship and fellowship,” Brown noted. “It’s important that we worship together in order to unify ourselves, to strengthen each other and to show Christ to our community.”

“But this is not just for the participating churches,” he explained. “We welcome and encourage anyone to come out and take part. For us, it’s a privilege to be able to host this evening.”

For more information, First Baptist Church can be reached at 336-368-2288.

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News

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