Community Thanksgiving service will be held Sunday

Updated: November 17, 2017

By Quinton Bagley

Little River News

As Thanksgiving approaches we are reminded of the many blessings we have received over the past year. On Sunday, Nov. 19, the Ashdown community will gather at the First Assembly of God Church at 150 S. Walker in Ashdown at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Thanksgiving Service hosted by the Ashdown Ministerial Alliance.

“It is an opportunity for everyone to come together no matter their denomination and give thanks for the blessings that God has given us over the past year,” said Bro. Jim Cross, pastor at Ashdown-Richmond United Methodist Church. “There will also be an offering taken up to help the less fortunate in the community. It is just a great event and a great hour of worship and praise.”

This year’s speaker will be Bro. Corey Perkins, pastor at Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Perkins is no stranger to the ministry having served as a youth pastor the past 10 years before becoming the pastor at Oak Grove in January.

“Preaching is still a pretty daunting task regardless of the audience but it is also an amazing privilege,” Perkins said. “Preaching is the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. On the other hand, it amazes me that God uses people to accomplish His purposes. Being able to impart truth from God’s word to people knowing that it has the ability to change lives is super humbling.”

Perkins said the opportunity to spread God’s word to those outside his congregation was one that he relished.

“I definitely love the congregation at Oak Grove and it’s always exciting to speak to a new audience, to see some new faces looking back at you,” Perkins said. “Anytime the church comes together across denominational lines to worship is a beautiful thing.”

Everyone is invited to attend Sunday’s service.