Community Thanksgiving Service to be held Nov. 24 at New King Solomon

By JAMIE PATTERSON,

A message of unity will be spread throughout the community during the annual Thanksgiving Service this weekend.

The community-wide service will be held on Nov. 24, at 5 p.m., at New King Solomon M.B. Church, located at 434 West 13th Street. Rev. Gregory Robertson, said his church is honored to be hosting this year’s annual service, which is sponsored by the Yazoo City Ministerial Association.

The sermon will be delivered by Rev. David Bryant, interim pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Bryant is well-known throughout the community from his service at First Baptist Church in Yazoo City and Holly Bluff Baptist Church.

Music will be under the direction of Joe Henry Smith and musicians from St. Peter M.B. Church. Other ministers and lay leaders from throughout the community will also participate through prayers, scripture readings and other reports.

Chairman Van Ray will also give a report from Flood Aid 2019, as the projects comes to a close. Ray said over $140,000 was raised for the flood efforts as of last week.

“A big part of the service will be giving thanks to that effort because it is such an extraordinary story,” said Rev. George Woodliff, ministerial association president. “There was such devastation with the flood, but the community really came together for that effort.”

An offering will be received to assist the benevolence needs throughout the community and administered by the Ministerial Association treasurer, Rev. Rachel Pitts.

“We have been doing this for over 15 years, and it is one of the best things I have seen that really pulls the community together,” Woodliff added. “This provides an opportunity to unify in the Body of Christ. It’s extraordinary what can happen by coming together.”