By Morgan Bryce
Members and pastors of all Lee County churches are welcome to attend the annual “Union Thanksgiving Service of the Lee County Interdenominational Alliance” Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Opelika.
Held for more than 20-plus years, the service will feature a message by Pastor Antoine Harvis, who works as a staff member of Global Impact Church and is the director of the Opelika-based nonprofit “Dad’s League.” The service’s location rotates yearly between First Baptist Church and Greater Peace Baptist Church.
Choirs from both host churches, including the Auburn-Opelika Korean Church, will provide music and Pastor Noah Kiser of First Presbyterian Church will lead a special prayer for Lee County Peace officers. Portion of the service will be done in Korean and Spanish to reflect the area’s growth in diversity.
Event coordinator Henry Lewis Smith, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Auburn, said the service is a great way for the community to gather together in thankfulness and unity to praise God for His blessings.
“This annual time of pausing to give thanks of our Almighty God has grown tremendously in the last several years. It is now the one time in our community in which Christians from many congregations come together,” Smith said.
First Baptist Church is located at 301 S. 8th St. in downtown Opelika.