“United to Love” is the theme for the tent revival scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday of next week on the east lawn of Memorial United Methodist Church next to Karsch Boulevard in Farmington.
Five churches in Farmington are scheduled to take turns leading the preaching and worship each night.
Monday night kicks-off with the Presbyterian Church. On Tuesday, Memorial United Methodist Church will lead. Wednesday night is the Church of the Nazarene leading services. Thursday night is New Heights Church and on Friday, the First Church of God wraps up the week.
In addition, a community prayer meeting for revival, unity and evangelism will take place on Thursday at 5.30 p.m. at the same location.
Organizers say “United to Love” is inspired by the scripture spoken by Jesus Christ in John 13:35 – “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.”
Marco van Raalten of the Ministerial Alliance said a group of area pastors had been “praying for unity and for revival in our community.”
Rev. Scott Hall of Memorial United Methodist presented the idea of a tent revival – much like those held by Methodist congregations in year’s past.
Admission is free for the revival. A goodwill offering will be collected during the services each night. Any income collected above and beyond the cost to host the event will go to the Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry.
Straw bales will provide some seating, but organizers stressed those attending may want to bring lawn chairs.
For questions or more information, contact the Memorial United Methodist Church at 756-4565, Church of the Nazarene at 756-6277 or Covenant Bible Church at 747-0001 or any member of the Farmington Ministerial Alliance.
Throughout St. Francois County, ministers and worship teams from all denominations are joining together.
Bi-weekly interdenominational meetings are being held at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at the River Worship Center in Park Hills.
Each week a different minister and, in some cases, worship team will participate. Past participants include First Baptist of Desloge, Doe Run United Methodist and Power of Grace.
The next service is scheduled for Tuesday with Esther Baptist leading worship and a message brought by Freedom Church. Services are scheduled every two weeks until December. For more information on these services, call the River Worship Center at 431-9200 or visit their Facebook page.