Local religious leaders planning Prayer Walk for Unity
A number of local religious leaders will be holding a special Prayer Walk for Unity in Plaquemine Saturday, April 16.
The event will begin at the Veterans Memorial at noon and will end after the walk at 2 p.m.
Seventeen local churches have decided to take part in the walk, representing the Catholic, Episcopalian, Protestant, and Baptist churches in the community. The church families are racially mixed.
At least a half-dozen pastors from the community will speak at the ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial. A large multi-racial chorus group from New Orleans will sing at the event.
T-shirts for the event will be available.
A spokesperson for the Prayer Walk said the theme of the event is “A Day of Hope” for the religious unity of all churches to join together to guide the direction of the community in a positive direction.
Churches involved in the prayer walk are listed here in alphabetical order:
Bayou Plaquemine Baptist Church
Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
Episcopal Church of the Nativity
First Baptist Church
First United Methodist Church
Grand River Methodist
Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Hurst United Methodist Church
Macedonia Baptist Church
Mt Cyrene Baptist
Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Our Lady of The Prompt Succor
Plymouth Rock Baptist
Sorrell Full Gospel Church
St John The Evangelist Catholic Church
St Peter Baptist Church
Trinity Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge