Church hosts community Sept. 11 remembrance service
By BY JENNIFER PREYSS - JLPREYSS@VICAD.COM
Sept. 8, 2011 at 4:08 a.m.
In an attempt to unite the community on the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11th attack on the World Trade Center, First United Methodist Church is hosting a special remembrance service.
The worship service, which includes a sermon by senior pastor, the Rev. Jarrell Sharp, and music by First United Methodist's choir, is an interfaith event, said the church's associate pastor, the Rev. Marilyn von Roeder.
Members of Islamic Center, Temple B'Nai Israel, and Buddhist and Hindu communities have been invited to attend, as well as law and fire officials from Victoria Police Department, Victoria Fire Department and Victoria County Sheriff's Office. Employees from the American Red Cross Crossroads Chapter also were invited.
"The whole service has been organized for the community," von Roeder said.
Worship begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 1:30 p.m. A community lunch of brisket and chicken, salad, vegetables and other sides will be provided by the church and served in the Christian Life Center following the worship service, von Roeder said.
The event is open to the community and will offer attendees an opportunity to reflect on the events of Sept. 11, and spend an afternoon in worship with area residents.
There is no cost to attend, and the service is open to all ages.