In Remembrance: Special Services for 9/11

Date Posted: 9/9/2011

The following churches have sent us information on their services for September 11th.  See resources you can use for your worship service

 

Jones Memorial UMC

September 11 - 9/11 Commemoration and Tribute

For the upcoming 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the

World Trade Center, Senior Pastor, Kenneth Levingston and the worship committee of “The

Higher way Church” Jones Memorial United Methodist, has prepared a program that incorporates a variety of arts, video presentations, music, and a message of inspiration and hope for the entire community participating in the event. The service is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2504 Almeda Genoa Road.

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Coldspring UMC Has invited emergency personnel from the area. There will be special music and a reception to follow.

 

First Methodist Houston

Sunday, September 11, will be a special time for us.  Ten years ago that day, our nation was attacked by terrorists, and in worship we will be lifting our hearts to God in remembrance and hope. Along with our regular outstanding music, we will be led by a bagpipe and drum ensemble.  We will also be honoring first responders in our community with a personal greeting from County Judge Ed Emmett at the 11:00 service.  In addition, to give even the youngest of our church family a sense of inclusion, we will conclude with a surprise outside, as we send prayers and testimonies throughout the city.  I truly believe you will find this Sunday moving and meaningful, and I encourage you to invite friends and family without a church home to come with you.  This week will be one in which many feel the need for God.

 

This Sunday we will also be starting a new sermon series, drawn from the feelings of that terrible day ten years ago.  Entitled When God Seems Far Away, I want to look at what the Bible teaches about facing times of great challenge and pain and loss. These are times when many lose their faith, yet others find it -- and God would have us equipped to handle crises when they come, as well as help others in turbulent times. 

 

 

First UMC, Murchison and New Hope UMC, Brownsboro are planning a service of rememberance for 9/11. They will honor all firefighters, police, medical personnel and military on this special day.

 

Cedar Bayou Grace

On Sunday, September 11 at both the 8:15 and 10:45 worship times, we will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Terrorist attacks with a time of remembrance both for those who lost their lives that day but also to honor those who serve us every day as first responders. Please, join us at Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church as we honor them that day. Also, invite those police, fire, military, and emergency response personnel whom you know in our community to attend. Although parts of the service will be very solemn, the service as a whole will be uplifting and encouraging. God is our strength and shield. A very present help in times of trial.

 

Bellville United Methodist Church will commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 by hosting one worship service on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Bellville High School auditorium, 850 Schumann Rd. Special music has been chosen for the occasion, and special recognition will be given to hometown heroes, active and retired - firefighters, law enforcement, military and emergency responders.

 

Memorial Drive UMC (12955 Memorial Drive, Houston)

This Sunday – September 11, 2011 is a very special day…a time to remember the chaos that swept our nation ten years ago.  Dr. Chuck Simmons and Pastor Daniel Irving will lead special worship services:  Traditional in the main sanctuary 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; the journey at 11 a.m., at The Well (13186 Memorial Drive).  There will be special music and hymns.

 

At 4 o’clock this afternoon at The Gate 13194 Memorial Drive), Elliot Gershenson, President of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, will lead a discussion on Judaism.  This will be the first in a four-part series, Beyond Our Own Experience: An Interfaith Dialogue Series.”  Other gifted faith leaders will be here on September 25 for a discussion of Islam; October 2 for Hinduism; and a summary discussion on October 16.  Please contact Reverend Susan Wiley for additional information, susanwiley@mdumc.org.

 

This day of remembrance will come to a close with a concert in our sanctuary at 7 o’clock.  Stephen Distad, our organist, will present a concert entitled “Reflections,” where four pieces will have their world premieres performed on organ, violin, viola, soprano soloist, and our own Jubilation group., Elliot Gershenson, President of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, will lead a discussion on Judaism.  This will be the first in a four-part series, Beyond Our Own Experience: An Interfaith Dialogue Series.”  Other gifted faith leaders will be here on September 25 for a discussion of Islam; October 2 for Hinduism; and a summary discussion on October 16.  Please contact Reverend Susan Wiley for additional information, susanwiley@mdumc.org.

 

This day of remembrance will come to a close with a concert in our sanctuary at 7 o’clock.  Stephen Distad, our organist, will present a concert entitled “Reflections,” where four pieces will have their world premieres performed on organ, violin, viola, soprano soloist, and our own Jubilation group.

 

Christ UMC Sugar Land will host Nash3 in concert for the tenth anniversary of September 11th. This concert will be presented in honor of all fire fighters, police officers, EMT's, first responders, search and rescue team members, hospital emergency room personnel, active military service personnel, and veterans. A special time of recognition will be held in between sets. There will be a display area for concert-goers to leave notes, prayers, or flowers and light a candle in memory of those who lost their lives that day and have since in defending our country from further terrorist acts.  Nash3 is a dynamic singing-songwriting trio. Over the past years they have blended their collective talents into a truly unique, harmony-driven, one-of-a-kind sound. The concert is free; however, a love offering will be received. You are invited to join us for light refreshments at the reception following the concert. Download Flyer

 

 

Is your church planning a special service or event for 9/11? Please let us know so we can share your ministry with others. Send event information to Brant Mills at bmills@txcumc.org.  

 

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