King Solomon hosting Family Empowerment Weekend

Published 9:26 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2017

By Gabrielle Terrett

The Vicksburg Post

To King Solomon Baptist Church, family is much deeper than just biological; it is a community family as well.

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The church will be hosting its 7th annual Family Empowerment Weekend event, or as the members of King Solomon Baptist Church call it, the FEW event, Thursday through Sunday at the church located at 180 Oak Ridge Road.

The church will host activities all throughout the weekend and everyone is welcome.

During the event there will be food, fun, family and fellowship and it will begin with a kick off service at the church Thursday at 7 p.m.

During service, those who come will learn more about the theme for the weekend, “Train up a child in the way he shall go and when he is old he will not depart from it,” a scripture derived from the 22 book of Proverbs.

Along with the kick off service, there will be other activities for those who attend the event as well.

Friday at 7:30, the church will perform a stage play at the Vicksburg City Auditorium titled, “Forgiveness.”

“We want to show the community what a biblical family should do and how they should always obey God’s commands and what consequences they will endure if they do not,” said Linda Sandles, pastoral administrative assistant. “The stage play, ‘Forgiveness,’ will demonstrate those consequences.”

After taking a break on Saturday, the weekend will continue Sunday, with regular service at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Later that evening, the church will host a Talent and Comedy Show at 4 p.m., which will feature Christian comedian Broderick Rice.

“This event is open to everyone. Even the talent and comedy show will be free. The only thing that will not be free is the stage play and that will be $15. Other than that, everything else is free and open to the public,” said Sandles.

The main goal of the event is to bring the community together and to connect people of all ages and backgrounds.

According to Sandles, the church also hopes to show the community how important it is to obey God’s Word and to always do what He says.

“We should do what the Lord wants us to do,” said Sandles. “We should also always be aware of the consequences that will come if we do not.”