Com­bined com­mu­nity Thanks­giv­ing ser­vice planned for Sun­day

Canned goods will be ac­cepted at event

The Covington News - - RELIGION - By Colleen Capes Jack­son

Thanks­giv­ing is a time to ac­knowl­edge our bless­ings, give thanks and think of fam­i­lies and friends. At 6 p.m. on Sun­day, Nov. 18, the his­toric Old Church on Wesley Street in Ox­ford will open its doors to wel­come peo­ple from all de­nom­i­na­tions in a com­bined com­mu­nity Thanks­giv­ing ser­vice.

The co-plan­ners of this event, the Rev. Sean Nix of Ox­ford Bap­tist and the Rev. Brian Dale of Allen Me­mo­rial United Methodist Church, an­tic­i­pate the ser­vice to be well at­tended again this year.

“The high­light of the com­bined ser­vice is shar­ing some el­e­ments of wor­ship that you may not have,” added Pas­tor Nix.

An hon­ored tra­di­tion, the com­mu­nity of churches in Ox­ford en­joy plan­ning this com­mu­nity wide event. Each pas­tor will be re­spon­si­ble for a dif­fer­ent role to in­clude the choir, ser­mon, scrip­tures and com­mu­nion.

Ox­ford Bap­tist, Allen Me­mo­rial UMC, Rust Chapel UMC and North Cov­ing­ton UMC will join to­gether in lead­ing this spe­cial time of wor­ship.

“We want to make sure that the en­tire com­mu­nity knows they are wel­come to at­tend,” said Pas­tor Nix. “It is a very neat time of wor­ship, in which we in­cor­po­rate a lit­tle bit of each churches style of wor­ship.”

Each year, this com­bined ef­fort takes up a spe­cial of­fer­ing. Con­tri­bu­tions will sup­port FaithWorks, a lo­cal min­istry that helps lo­cal fam­i­lies with im­me­di­ate fi­nan­cial needs such as rent, and util­i­ties.

“We will also re­ceive canned goods to stock the pantry at Solid Rock Bap­tist,” said Pas­tor Dale.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Ox­ford Bap­tist Church at (770) 786-8132.

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