Local Church Pays Tribute with 9/11 Anniversary Events
The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be a crucial part of worship at Providence Baptist Church on September 11, 2011.
Pastor Don Flowers will lead a 9 a.m. remembrance service and 11:15 a.m. musical tribute service, featuring a hand bells performance composed by Barbara Werner in memory of her father who was on the 97th floor of the twin towers when they collapsed.
The sanctuary walls will bear the names of the nearly 3000 people killed on that tragic day, as well as the names of all service members who have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars since the attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
"Ten years ago on September 11th, we suffered an incredible loss. It wounded us as a nation. It wounded our psyche," says Pastor Don Flowers. "The worship services are an attempt to move toward forgiveness. As horrible as the attacks were and as difficult as forgiveness may seem in the wake of such tragedies, is that not what the Bible calls us to do? The 9/11 attacks could be the very instrument for helping us have wholeness and salvation."
Media is invited to the 9/11 anniversary remembrance worship services at Providence Baptist Church, 294 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29492.
Contact Pastor Don Flowers, Jr. at 843-442-3523 (cell) or 843-971-5275 (church), firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT FOR 9/11: A COMMUNITY COMMEMORATION
On September 11, 2001, the world was shattered by the tragic events in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D. C. This country has changed forever as a result of this sad day. The City of Charleston is sponsoring a community commemoration concert in remembrance of the terrible events on September 11, 2001. This free concert will be held at Marion Square (King, Calhoun & Meeting Streets). The concert will be from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. with a prelude at 5 p.m.. This event will be in partnership with Operation R&R, a non-profit organization designed to provide service men and women an opportunity to reconnect with their spouses and children on a vacation upon their return from Iraq or Afghanistan.
Music will be performed by members of the Charleston Community Band, singers from the Charleston Men’s Chorus, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the College of Charleston and Citadel along with other soloists.
The event will honor and remember our first responders, military service men and women and those who perished in all of the events on September 11, 2001.
Mark your calendar, bring your family and join us in remembering these tragedies and life changing events with reflective and patriotic music. Bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn at Marion Square.