Benham United Methodist Hosts Community Thankisgiving Service
posted on November 22
Last night the Benham Community United Methodist Church hosted the Annual Community Thanksgiving Worship Service, sponsored by the Tri-City Ministerial Association. Churches from the cities of Cumberland, Benham and Lynch gathered in the sanctuary to praise the Lord and lift up their thankfulness for His love and grace. Jody VanSickle, pastor of the Benham UMC, and president of the Tri-City Ministerial Association welcomed everyone to the service and led in the opening prayer. Rev. Ronnie Doyle, from the Cumberland Church of God, then led the congregation in singing Amazing Grace. George Lewis, the association treasurer, explained the work of the Ministerial Association, and an offering was taken to help with the work of helping those in need. After the offering, the choir from the Cumberland Church of God blessed the congregation with three song specials.
Pastor Terry Tipton, from the Lynch Community Christian Church, brought the message from Jonah 2:1-9, which is the prayer of Jonah while still inside the "sea critter" that God had provided to save his life. He challenged us to be the "voice of thanksgiving" to God - even when we are still in rough times.
After the worship service the Benham UMC hosted a 'pie social' with the majority of the people staying for a time of fellowship together. At least six area churches, representing four denominations, along with four missionary ministries were in attendance. Glory to God!
Cumberland, KY 40823