Hands Up Prayer Rally Sept. 28

Sep 05, 2013

Drugs in Our Midst is partnering with Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church to bring attention to the seriousness of drug issues in Haywood County. Everyone is urged to join together noon Saturday, Sept. 28 for a time of worship and a day of prayer for our community.

The organizations asks that the public gather in collective prayer at their respective churches and then join with other churches for prayer at town halls and community centers.

There will also be a unified prayer walk through the county seat of Waynesville at 1:30 p.m. beginning at First Baptist Church and continuing down Main Street to the county courthouse, praying for ridding the communities of drugs and related issues that are destroying our youth and families.

After the walk, everyone is invited to gather at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church for an evening of faith, fellowship, food and fun. There will be food provided by Backyard BBQ and Christian music by various local artists.

Tickets for the barbecue dinner are $8 per plate (children under 6 eat free), and are available for advance purchase now at the Long’s Chapel office weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last day for advance ticket sales will be Friday, Sept. 20. Be sure to purchase tickets now to ensure there is enough food for everyone.

Music will begin at 3 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. Musicians include:

· Tim Owen and the Pinnacle Church Spirit Band from Canton;

· Makayla Reece, a 14-year-old singer from Bethel who recently opened the show for Sugar Land in Los Angeles, CA.;

· The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church a Cappella Spiritual Choir from Canton; and,

· James Markey, music teacher at Canton Middle School and choir director at Canton First Baptist Church, who will be accompanied by Geneal Bates on keyboard.

Along the way, some groups will have impromptu jam sessions and some audience participation events.

Bring your friends and your lawn chairs and enjoy Christian fellowship and great barbecue with your fellow Haywood County neighbors.

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