ANDERSON — Dozens of local residents will be praying downtown and assisting in service projects Saturday.
"We'll be the ones in red shirts," said the Rev. William Garver, pastor at Bethel United Methodist Church.
Congregation members from seven Methodist churches will convene downtown at First United Methodist Church, 125 Jackson St., to start projects at 9 a.m.
About 12:20 p.m., they'll meet at Citizens Plaza Park at Ninth and Main streets for a prayer rally. The group plans to pray outside of such offices as the Anderson police station, City Hall and the Madison County Government Center.
Then it's off to Bethel United Methodist Church, 4011 W. 200S, for a carry-in lunch and youth activities. The guest speaker will be the United Methodist Church District superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Michelle Cobb.
All events are open to the public. Participants should bring work gloves for certain projects.
"The seven United Methodist churches in town all come together that day to help the community," Garver said.
This is the fourth year for the Fall Community Day for Outreach. Participants will go to nursing homes to sing or neighborhoods to pick up trash among other small projects.
— The Herald Bulletin