CONYERS--Several area churches are planning to worship together under one roof at high noon on the last day of this year.
The community worship service is set for Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers where Pastor Eric Wendel Lee, Sr. oversees the ministry.
Lee says the "PACT Community-wide Service" is being held to bring together community churches as one body of Christ. Members of Pastoral Accountability for Covenant Truth (PACT) meet monthly as a support and community action group who come together to pray, exchange ideas and set common goals for the betterment of the community at large.
"The New Year’s Eve noon service is an opportunity for us to come together as a community without altering anyone's well-respected tradition," said Lee. "It also gives seniors who don't like to go out at night a place to worship during the day on New Year's Eve."
Dr. Cynthia Hale of Ray of Hope Church in Decatur will be the guest speaker at the special worship service. Other pastors also are expected to participate in conducting the worship service from opening to the closing benediction, along with several worship arts ministries from the churches performing.
The noon worship service will be similar to the community worship service Springfield held last December with several churches participating. Area congregations gathered on the last Sunday of 2012 in celebration of the Sesquicentennial Emancipation Proclamation, which marked the 150th anniversary of black slaves being freed in America. The keynote speaker was The Rev. Walter L. Kimbrough, pastor of Columbia Drive United Methodist Church in Decatur. Several pastors and choirs sang at the worship service.
In addition to this year's noon service, Springfield also will have a teen worship service at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Two evening service will be held as well: 7 and 10 p.m.
Springfield Baptist Church is located at 1873 Iris Drive, Conyers.
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