Faith and Family: Ministerial Alliance invites all to Thanksgiving service

Published 1:52 am Saturday, November 4, 2017


By Morgan Mizell

NATCHEZ —The Natchez Ministerial Alliance invites residents to give thanks for the many blessings God has provided at its annual Thanksgiving Community Service later this month.

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The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 Community Chapel Church of God on Oakland Drive in Natchez.

All community members, no matter their denomination, are invited to attend and worship together in this special service.

The Rev. Linda Fox of Grace United Methodist Church says she is looking forward to the event.

“I love being a part of a community of believers,” the Rev. Fox said. “Since I am new to the area, I have enjoyed meeting other pastors from various denominations in Natchez through the Alliance.”

This year’s guest speaker will be the Rev. Bishop Stanley Searcy of New Hope the Vision Center.

Special music of various genres as well as a drama club performance by the youth from Parkview Church of God will be offered.

Soloist Rhonda Tarver will sing in addition to praise and worship led by the Rev. Marcus Archer from Crosspoint Church.

Music will also be provided by the Greater St. James Baptist Church choir with the Rev. James Brooks.

As is tradition, a love offering will be accepted during the event that will benefit the Natchez Stewpot to help feed those in the community who rely on the food kitchen for their meals.

A time for refreshments and fellowship will also be included, organizers said.

The idea of bringing together various church leaders and church members to celebrate this time of year, as one, is exciting for Fox.

“I consider it an honor to be a part of bringing the whole community together this Thanksgiving,” Fox said. “It will be wonderful to share our blessings with one another.”

Those with questions can call the Community Chapel Church Office at 601-442-8215.