Community comes together

Published 10:24 am Friday, November 20, 2009

By Staff
Kerry Whipple Bean
It’s been said that in any community, Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America.
Last Sunday evening at Christ Kingdom Ministry Center in Brewton, nothing could have been further from the truth.
Members of different congregations — young and old, black and white — came together for a special performance by a community choir, itself filled with the same diversity as the audience.
The community Thanksgiving service also featured food and fellowship before the singing, with the food provided by Pig Daddy’s and George’s Barbecue.
This was a wonderful opportunity for so many different people in our community — friends and strangers — to join together and lift their voices in praise and thanksgiving.
It has been a difficult year for many in our nation and in our community.
And yet, as we approach this holiday season, we do have so much to be thankful for, including that we live in a community with such diversity, talent and generosity.
If you missed Sunday night’s performance, some members of the choir will perform against Thursday evening, at the newly redesigned City Park in downtown Brewton, as part of the Holiday Kickoff events sponsored by local merchants and the Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce.
I’m thankful, again, for another night that our community can come together and share the sights and sounds of the season.
Kerry Whipple Bean is publisher of The Brewton Standard. She can be reached at 867-4876 or by e-mail at