By Clint Parker
Weaverville – Bells rang out along the town’s Main Street in Weaverville last Thursday (May 7) at noon. Weaverville United Methodist Church partnered with several other area churches to uplift the community by ringing bells together. This event was held in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer.
According to a press release, beginning at noon, the churches and parishioners rang bells for five minutes in order to fill the community with “a joyful noise”…
- to praise and thank God for our blessings
- to connect with each other
- as a hopeful reminder of the day when congregations will be together again
“The original idea for this event originally came from this recent call from the NC Council of Churches, meaning bells will be rung all across North Carolina at the same time,” said the release from Weaverville UMC.
Area participating churches mentioned as participants included Weaverville United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church of Weaverville, First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville, and Mars Hill Methodist Church.