Saturday is time to 'Pray Connellsville'
Saturday will be the day to “Pray Connellsville,” a one-of-a-kind prayer service in Connellsville.
Volunteers from various churches will offer prayers for the city.
“A while back, it became clear to me one of the greatest strengths the church has is the ability to pray and have God intercede and to cause people to come together and drop their differences,” said Brian Higbee Sr., pastor of City Church in Connellsville. “I think that's a big thing.”
That idea helped to start “Pray Connellsville.”
The event is expected to unite eight to 10 area churches and their members, Higbee said. He expects more than 168 people to participate. They will walk and pray throughout the city.
Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the parking lot of City Church of Connellsville at 206 N. Pittsburgh St. for a brief time of prayer, instruction and distribution.
At 9:45 a.m., the teams made up of at least two volunteers each will go to their predetermined zones. At 10 a.m., they will begin to walk on every street in their zone, praying over each family, home, business and organization.
The city was divided into in seven sections by neighborhood, with each section having 12 zones, totaling 84 zones with each zone making up roughly two or three city blocks.
The volunteers will walk the streets in their zones and pray for an hour. Then they will return to the church parking lot to share testimonies or anything significant that may have happened to them.
“I think we can anticipate some results that never happened before,” Higbee said.
The pastor has participated in praying on the streets and in sections of Connellsville, but nothing within the entire city at one time.
“I haven't heard of it being done in any city,” he said.
He said he has been receiving ecstatic messages from all over the country through his Facebook page as well as the event's Facebook page, “Pray Connellsville.”
Any individual or church interested in volunteering can call 724-628-0700.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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