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Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday, Nov. 18

Published 8:39am Friday, November 16, 2012

The Thermal Belt Ministerial Association (TBMA) invites everyone to the annual Community Thanksgiving Service to be held at First Baptist Church, Pacolet Street, Tryon on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Ministers from TBMA member churches will participate in the service.

Father John Eckert from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will bring the sermon for the evening. A community choir from local churches will rehearse at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

Churches and organizations who are members of TBMA are the Congregational Church, Columbus and Saluda United Methodist Churches, Tryon United Methodist Church, Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tryon Presbyterian Church, Columbus Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church of Tryon, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Landrum United Methodist Church, Mill Creek Church of the Brethren, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hospice of the Carolinas and Lifespan Psychological Services.

The Community Thanksgiving Service began in 2003 when TBMA was organized. Each month clergy gather for a lunch, fellowship, discussions and programs. All Christian denominations come together to share in the ministry of Jesus Christ. Every Thanksgiving and Good Friday, TBMA come together to provide the community with a joint worship service. Everyone is always welcome to attend.

– article submitted Lesley Bush

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