Prayer and praise event set for Saturday at amphitheater

PICKENS — An event designed to “answer the call to unity in our community in order to usher in the presence of God” is planned for 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Pickens amphitheater.

“The goal since its inception has been to unify the church,” according to event coordinator Joy Benoit. “It seems that our community’s foundation is its churches, but the denominations have built its walls. We want to knock down those walls, blur all the denominational lines and come together as one people intent on experiencing God in a new way and being a better example to those around us and in the community.”

Benoit said the Prayer and Praise Event has been organized based on three things — music, scripture and prayer. She said there will

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