Aug. 29 will be a day of prayer and reflection


The Seashore District will host times of prayer and reflection on Wednesday, Aug. 29, the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall.

Three separate services will be held throughout the day in Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties.  

The first will be at 10 a.m. at Camp Gulfside on the grounds of Gulfside Assembly, 950 Beach Blvd., Waveland. At noon, the second service will begin at Seashore Assembly in Biloxi. The final service is at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church's East Campus at the intersection of highways 90 and 57 in Ocean Springs.

“What more appropriate expression of our life together than a time set apart to pray with thanksgiving for all that we have experienced since Aug. 29, 2005,” said Rev. Bill McAlilly, district superintendent. “As United Methodist Christians deeply engaged in the work of recovery along side fellow Christians, our prayer this day is to be a sign of hope and promise.”

The services will be brief, offering a time of song, prayer, and reflection together as a community. Bishop Hope Morgan Ward will be on the coast to offer words of encouragement at each gathering.

"Wherever you are Aug. 29, take time to remember and to pray for all who evacuated and are yet to return home to the coast, for those who serve in the ministries of long-term recovery, for all who persevere in the communities of south Mississippi," said Ward.

The public is invited. For more information call the Seashore District office at 228.604.2300.