The National Day of Prayer falls on Thursday, and churches throughout Columbia County are inviting the public to join in prayer for the community, state and nation.
The day's observances begin at 7:30 a.m. with a free breakfast in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church of Evans, on Belair Road at Washington Road.
A service of music and prayer will follow at 8 a.m. in the sanctuary, led by the church's pastor, the Rev. Steve Spencer. Other churches participating in the service include Mosaic, Harlem and Wesley United Methodist churches, Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, Church of the Holy Comforter and City of Life Ministries.
Chaplains from Fort Gordon and Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue also will take part.
For more information, call the Rev. Roger A. Vest of Harlem United Methodist Church at (706) 556-6885.
North Columbia Church will sponsor a prayer service at 1 p.m. at Eubank Blanchard Community Center, 6868 Cobbham Road, Appling.
State Rep. Barry Fleming is the guest speaker.
For more information, call the Rev. Dan White at (706) 832-0986.
Christ Church Presbyterian, at 4201 Southern Pines Drive, will hold two events in the church's sanctuary.
The Evans church will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in observance of the National Day of Prayer.
Church members and friends from the community are invited to stop by and pray for city, county, state and national leaders and the men and women serving in the military.
Christ Church also will hold a brief worship service Thursday at 7 p.m. for Ascension Day, which will include hymns, music and a short sermon by Dr. Gordon K. Reed.
For more information about the events, call (706) 210-9090.
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