Bringing all kinds of worship together

Published 11:42 pm Friday, September 26, 2008

What comes to mind when you hear the word “worship”? Singing traditional hymns of faith from a hymnbook? Or, perhaps, your mind gravitates to a praise chorus while you follow along on a projector screen.

But have you experienced worship through painting? What about worship through dance?

These are just two examples of worship Clanton First United Methodist Church will incorporate in a special service tomorrow night.

“It’s just a night of worship,” said worship leader Tommy Lenoir. “We just want to invite the community. We want to offer somebody an optional night of different ways to worship.”

The Night of Worship will begin at 6 p.m. in the upstairs worship room of the Helen Parrish Activity Center located on Ninth Street.

Praise band Elevate will share the stage with Shannon Williams, who will lead a group of young ladies in worshipful dance. There will also be a skit, performance painting, and a video presentation.

The service will not include a sermon.

“As long as it honors and glorifies God, that’s what corporate worship is. There are so many ways you can do that,” Lenoir said.

The event is a first for the church and was the idea of several church members. It is open to anyone of any age who would like to attend.

For more information, contact the church office at 755-0490 or visit the Web site