Black and White Montgomery Church Leaders Plan Integrated ‘Day of Service’ and Prayer Service Saturday and Sunday

Two church leaders are hoping to plant the seed for a more integrated Montgomery through a day of service on Saturday followed by a prayer service Sunday evening. 

“This all began because (Southside Church of Christ Montgomery) and (Landmark Church of Christ Montgomery) had begun a relationship. We’ve worshipped together in the past, but we wanted to take the next step in unifying our churches, and thought that getting together to serve the city of Montgomery which we love so much would be the next step,” said Wes Kohring, Connections Minister at Landmark Church of Christ.


Kohring and Ron Simmons, of Southside Church of Christ, spoke about racial tensions and divisions in the country, and how they wanted to do something to show their solidarity in light that.

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The two churches are dispatching about 250 volunteers throughout the city on Saturday. There’s no more room for volunteers to sign up, but all are welcome to join the prayer service at the steps of the Capitol at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Kohring and Simmons said.

Though the prayers will be said mainly for government officials, they want this weekend to be about “people seeing Christ in us. And he was not about division,” Simmons said.

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Source: Montgomery Advertiser |