ANDERSON — Through music, dance and fellowship, the Anderson Pastors Alliance hopes to bring the city together.

“This Sunday we are having a musical celebrating God and celebrating our diversity and celebrating we are one even though we are different colors, different churches,” said Pastor Early Dixon, president of the Anderson Pastors Alliance.

The Anderson Pastors Alliance is a group of eight pastors who came together to bring pastors and churches together to meet the needs of our community, Dixon said.

Sunday’s service follows other unity services the alliance has sponsored, the latest being in March at a Seventh Day Adventist church. Dixon said about 150 people attended that one, and the group expected about the same number on Sunday.

“We’re hoping all the pastors in this community will embrace diversity and will actually get (parishioners) to come and support this,” Dixon said.

Jerome Sloss, chairman of the unity service and pastor at West Side Community Church, said the group aimed to have a service quarterly each year.

“This is the first actual musical, so we’re hoping for a great time,” Sloss said.

Sunday’s service will feature five singing groups and two dance groups, Dixon said.

“You can expect to hear some great singing from different churches of all backgrounds, and (participants) can meet some great people from all backgrounds, and we will — most of all — praise God,” he said.

The service will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Anderson City Building Auditorium.

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