Mount Anna Baptist/Cedar Creek Candlelight Communion Worship Service
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm
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There is no doubting the fact that racial relations in our country have been strained in light of many unfortunate events reported in the headlines. Many people have decided to take sides, remaining divided on various fronts. It is in that divide that communication has all but ceased, and it seems as though the divide is widening. Well, two very different local pastors have decided to bring their congregations together in an effort to provoke healing and wholeness to an otherwise depressing situation that could fester even more. Pastors Jerry Corbett of Mount Anna Baptist Church, a predominately African-American congregation, and Phillip Lee of Cedar Creek Church, a predominately European-American congregation have developed a friendship and brotherhood that has not only impacted them personally, but has impacted both congregations. The friendship has grown from lunch one day, to a wholesome brotherly relationship that aims to heal the racial, social, political and economic divide in Aiken. The two congregations have even worshipped together as a show of community unity in the Banks Mill Road area. The joint worship experiences were so well attended and so effective, the two pastors and congregations are coming together for a Candlelight Communion Worship on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at 6 p.m. for a worship service to be held at Mount Anna Baptist Church, 2612 Banks Mill Road, and the public is invited to join us for this wonderful pre-Christmas time of fellowship. It is the prayer of Pastor Corbett, Pastor Lee and their congregations that this and many other multi-racial, ecumenical events will serve as a vehicle to keep Aiken strong and united as one! For more information, please contact the Mount Anna Church office any weekday before 4 p.m. at (803) 648-7017. This is a personal invitation to all ages, races, ethnicities and denominations. There is no admission, and the dress is casual.