Paris, Tenn.–The Downtown Paris Candlelight Advent Walk ushers in the Christmas season from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, December 4th . Sponsored by the Downtown Paris Association and participating downtown churches, worshipers will hear the message of Advent in decorated churches while proceeding through the historic downtown area.
“This is a very unique way to usher in the Advent Season,” according to First United Methodist Church Pastor Joy Weathersbee, who chairs the 2019 Advent Walk Committee. “This year we are focusing on the Advent themes of Prophesy, Preparation, Promise and Presence. With three stops during the walk, the Advent Walk will conclude by 7:30 p.m.”
According to the DPA Executive Director Kathy Ray, “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 friends and neighbors.”
The service begins at 6:30 p.m. at the main entrance of the Henry County Courthouse on Washington Street with family friendly candles provided by the Downtown Paris Association. Worshipers will be welcomed by Pastor Joy Weathersbee at the Courthouse. They will then proceed to First Presbyterian Church and hear from Dr. Pam Evans of Grace Episcopal Church. Then at Grace Episcopal Church they will hear special music by the Harmonix and a message by Rev. Carol Wade, Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian. All will then proceed to the First United Methodist Church to hear Dr. John Dandridge, Pastor of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church. Afterwards, all are invited to a time of fellowship and refreshments there in the Christian Life Center.
For more information on Christmas events downtown, log on www.VisitDowntownParis.com
Photo: Brady Heath welcomed everyone at the 2017 event. (Shannon McFarlin photo).