Churches to honor law enforcement

Officers, first responders invited to community event Sunday

By Martin Graham -

Fayette County churches are coming together this Sunday to honor local law enforcement and first responders.

The churches of Fayette County will come to the Washington High School gym, located at 400 S. Elm St. in Washington Court House, at 6 p.m. to honor those who protect the community through their service with a special event. Based on the inspiration of Pastor Timothy White from the First Church of God, located on Harrison Street, local pastors have organized the service and are encouraging the entire community to attend.

Law enforcement agencies and first responders have been invited to be recognized during the event. Members of the local law enforcement or first responders of the community who have not yet been given an invitation should plan to attend to give the organizers the opportunity to honor that service to the community.

Many pastors directly involved in the organization and order of events include speakers: Todd Maurer, master of ceremony (with Crossroads Christian Church), Bruce Morrison (with Heritage Memorial Church), Timothy White, Lester Sanders (with Second Baptist Church), Jay Lucas (with Grace Community Church), Mike Henry and Joy Stanforth (with Sugar Creek Baptist Church), Dan McLean (with First Church of the Nazarene), Mike Whistler (with Grace United Methodist Church), Keith Clary (with Unity Fellowship) and John Pfeifer (with The Gathering Place). All churches in the community are also invited to participate.

Music is being organized by The Gathering Place and will feature a praise team made up of members from the worship teams of several local churches. Soloists will include team members from Grace Community, First Church of God, Southside Church and The Gathering Place.

Organizers said that Fayette County churches have come to realize that we are better together. The event is a continuation of a series of events where local pastors and their congregations are coming together to worship and serve together with the message that they may be many congregations, but they are also one church.

For more information about the event, contact one of the churches involved or call The Gathering Place at (740) 335-9641.

The information for this article was submitted by organizers for the event.

Officers, first responders invited to community event Sunday

By Martin Graham

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy