The Lay Servants of Clark Memorial UMC, 1014 14th Avenue N., have been working diligently in preparation for Revival 2018. The public is invited to share in four nights of life-changing revival from November 11-14 at 6:30 nightly.
Every other year, Clark takes a step back to analyze and regroup in a time of revival. A revival is to make things new and rejuvenate. Clark’s theme this year is all about L.I.F.E. (Living In Favor Eternally).
“We are excited about this year’s revival because each night will bring something different in the message and the programming so that you can’t just ‘know’ what’s gonna take place each night. It’s gonna be a revival people will want to attend each night, simply because it will not be predictable,” said Wanda, longtime member and chair of the event.
Clark Youth will kick off Revival on November 11. Youth and people of all ages can expect to have an exciting night of ‘change’ with a variety of youth music, rap and dance, along with a message from Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Williams, associate pastor at Clark Memorial UMC, who always has a clever message to present.
Each night will begin at 5:30 pm with a fellowship Soup and Sandwich Supper and the opportunity to visit the prayer room or the sanctuary for personal prayer.
In choosing this theme, an hourglass is representative of people as individuals. The hourglass is usually made of glass, which is sturdy, yet fragile. They are made in an infinite array of sizes, shapes and colors with many increments of time. The sand, which represents the time, moves quietly and continuously until the allotted time is over. However, when the time is complete, the glass must be turned over for the sand to begin again. And all of these are also characteristics of human lives.
Revival is a sort of ‘turning over the hourglass’ to restart, reboot, reclaim, renew. John 10:10 supports L.I.F.E., saying: “the enemy comes but to steal, to kill and to destroy, I am come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” As our life’s ‘sand’ moves continuously, God wants us to live abundantly! That is the ‘favor’ in life. As we live an abundant life here on earth, we will continue in God’s favor throughout eternity.
The remainder of the week is as followed: Monday, November 12, with speaker Rev. Seonwoong Hwang, associate pastor of Nashville Korean Church; Tuesday, November 13, with guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings of New Covenant Christian Church; Wednesday, November 14, with guest speaker, Rev. Vernon ‘Sonnye’ Dixon, pastor of Hobson UMC.
For more information, call 615-329-4464.
Clark Memorial is located at 1014 14th Ave. N. under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Herbert L. Lester, Jr., senior pastor.