Following the flooding in Clarksville earlier this summer, members of the Clarksville United Methodist Church and Centenary United Methodist Church of Louisiana remarked how they enjoyed working together and hoped there would be opportunities to share worship, fellowship and service in the future.
Now that the floodwall is down and the sandbags are gone, they are gathering together to celebrate the positive side of the flood relief experience.
On Sunday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m., the two United Methodist congregations will hold a joint service at the Clarksville riverfront and they invite everyone to bring their lawn chair and join them for a service of praise and worship.
The service will be led by Pastor Paul Catterton. Special music will be provided by the female music group, Redhead Express.
Redhead Express is a four-sister act originally from Alaska, and now hailing from Nashville, Tenn. For over two years they opened for acts in Branson on a daily basis and now two of the sisters have recording contracts with record companies in Nashville.
Immediately following the service, everyone is invited to stay for lunch, which will also be at the riverfront.
No reservations are necessary. Members of the two churches will provide the meal. Others who have a favorite salad, vegetable or dessert they want to bring may do so, but it is not required.
The host churches just want to encourage all to come enjoy the service, food and fellowship.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at The Apple Shed in Clarksville on Hwy. 79 at the south end of town.
For more information, please contact the Centenary United Methodist Church office at 573-754-4412, or Janie Busch or Barb Meyer in Clarksville.