A Service of Memory and Hope will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church at 1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The public is invited. Face coverings will be required.
The service will feature music by local composer and pianist John Purifoy, Steve Boyce (vocal), and Anna Thomas (flute). They will present â€œPsalms of Comfortâ€ using Purifoyâ€™s musical arrangements of select Psalms for the occasion, a press release said.
Emily Anderson, pastor of New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville, will share a brief meditation.
â€œIt has been another long year in the midst of the pandemic,â€ said Sharon Youngs, church pastor. â€œThis simple service of music, candlelight, and prayer offers the opportunity to acknowledge the different losses weâ€™ve all experienced and to look forward to the future with hope. It is a service for people of all faiths, for those who struggle with faith, and for those who claim no faith at all.â€
The service will be hybrid in nature, in person and livestreamed on the FPC Facebook page, which can be visited by clicking on the Facebook icon on the home page of the churchâ€™s www.fpcor.org website.
This press release was submitted by Carolyn H. Krause.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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