Church to hold revival

Church to hold revival

Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012 5:00 pm

The First United Methodist Church in Martin will have a mid-winter Revival, Sunday and Monday. The theme is “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”
The Sunday morning service will be a one service Sunday at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Monday and Tuesday night services will begin at 6:30 p.m. 
There will be a dinner provided each evening at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall and a nursery will be available during each service for children three years of age and younger.
The Revival kicks off Sunday morning,  with guest minister, Rev. Roger A. Hopson, who is currently the Executive Assistant to the Nashville Area Bishop of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Hopson, a native of Savannah and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a bachelor of science in education.
He received his Master of Divinity, with honors, at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta where he was a Crusade Scholar, preaching tutor and recipient of the prestigious Isaac R. Clark Preaching Award.
Hopson has served as a pastor and as District Superintendent of the Paris District, Director and Associate Director of Connectional Ministries for the Memphis Conference, and was a delegate to the United Methodist General Conference in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008.
The revival continues on Sunday and Monday nights with guest minister Rev. Vance P. Ross, who currently serves as Senior Pastor of the Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville.
Ross is a native of Bluefield, WV.  Prior to serving at Gordon Memorial, he served in various roles in the General Board of Discipleship as well as served churches in Maryland and West Virginia.
Ross continues to chair the Design Team of the Convocation for Pastors of African American Churches.
A preacher by calling and a pastor by training and trade, Ross said he seeks always to share the life-changing, liberating and including love of God-in Jesus-so that disciples of Jesus might have world changing impact.
The congregation of Martin First United Methodist Church is inviting the entire community to attend not only the preaching but the special music event as well. 
Sunday morning, Dr. Cynthia Hopson will be the guest singer. 
Sunday night’s special music will be provided by the Martin Children’s Choir under the direction of Jonathan Vest and Patrice Boyd. Monday will bring music of a different kind in the form of the Martin First United Methodist Church signing choir, “Hands for Him.”
Published in The WCP 2.7.12

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