Archive for Thursday, July 21, 2011

Churches, Salvation Army planning two ‘tent revival’ worship events

July 21, 2011


Back-to-school clothing giveaway

Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting a back-to-school clothing distribution event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 in the parking lot at US Bank, 847 Tenn.

The event will feature used and some new clothing, and clothing offered will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is free and open to the public with children.

Milton Scott, chairman of the executive board at the Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, sees the tough times some in his congregation are going through.

“People are struggling,” he said.

That makes it a perfect time for something different.

Scott — along with officials at The Salvation Army and Plymouth Congregational Church — are planning two old-time “tent revivals.”

“(We’ll) try to show people that we’re many churches that worship one God,” he said.

The public events — from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 24 — will feature music, worship, food and conversation, Scott said. The revival will take place at the vacant lot between 16th and 19th streets off Haskell Avenue.

Joshua Longbottom, pastor at Plymouth, said the event will get church members out behind the walls of the church for an old-time tradition.

It’ll be a fun way to worship, he said: “Expect the unexpected.”

Scott said the event is part of a “Ministering Without Walls” initiative that’s looking for ways to improve outreach in the Lawrence community.

“We’re going to them, as opposed to them coming to us,” he said.


Catalano 6 years, 5 months ago

FYI, it's JOSHUA Longbottom. Not Jason.

Shaun Hittle 6 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for the catch. It's been fixed.

Shaun Hittle LJW Reporter

Liberty275 6 years, 5 months ago

i hope they do some casting out of the great satan (peas be upon him). That's always a hoot. And faith healing... walk my paraplegic brother, the lord commands it!

Liberty275 6 years, 5 months ago

If a god existed, I'd be his best atheist. That said, as a boy growing up in the low Appalachians and living a good part of my early years at the "Miracle Hill Children's Shelter", I've been to my share of these tent revivals and they are as entertaining as watching Philip Glass or (insert corporate rock band here).

If people are inclined to believe in god, and this helps even one of them get through a crisis, then it's purpose has been served.

As for donations, so what. Who are you to tell people how to spend their money?

"Ain't no tent revivals in the Bible... just sayin'. "

Ain't no abortion in the constitution... just sayin'.

bertwilkey 6 years, 5 months ago

Pray for your enemy. Who among you is without sin, cast the first stone.

kernal 6 years, 5 months ago

Roll down those aisles, twirl those snakes, it's gonna be a hot time!

the_realest_mccoy 6 years, 5 months ago

What a bunch of wacko crazies.... just like their head loony, Jesus.

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