(Paris, TN) The Candlelight Advent Walk ushers in the Christmas season Wednesday evening, November 30th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Worshipers will hear the message of Advent in beautifully decorated churches while proceeding by family friendly candlelight through the historic downtown area.
“This is a very unique way to usher in the Advent Season,” said First United Methodist Church Minister, Dr. Rob Martin, who chairs the 2016 Advent Walk Committee. “It’s a great opportunity to worship with other churches, enjoy their meaningful decorations of the season and stroll through our charming Victorian town square while visiting with our friends and neighbors.”
Participating downtown churches and the Downtown Paris Association sponsor the annual event. According to the DPA Executive Director, Kathy Ray, “This year we are focusing on Preparing for Advent with Three Simple Rules.” Each of the stations will speak about one of the Simple Rules. With three stops during the walk, the Advent Walk program will conclude by 7:30 p.m.
The service begins at the Main Entrance of the Henry County Courthouse on Washington Street with family friendly candles provided by the Downtown Paris Association. Worshipers will hear Dr. Rob Martin discuss the meaning of Advent. Dr. John Dandridge will speak about Simple Rule Number One, “Do Good.” We will walk south on Market Street to the First Presbyterian Church to hear Rev. Cory Glover speak about Simple Rule Number Two, “Avoid Evil.” We will then proceed to the final destination of the First United Methodist (East Blythe Street) and hear Dr. Trent Bullock talk about Simple Rule Number Three, “Stay in love with God”. First United Methodist Church will also host a reception after the service in the Christian Life Center.
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The Downtown Paris Association promotes prosperous business activity and community involvement while encouraging preservation of the downtown area.