Men, boys take the lead as Ebenezer UMC prepares for 114th anniversary

caines | 8/2/2012, 5:30 a.m.

The men of Ebenezer United Methodist Church [2001 NW 35th Street] took charge of the worship service last week while the congregation celebrated Old-fashioned Sunday. Members brought items that are now considered heirlooms but were once necessities in their homes and businesses. The assistant pastor, Rev. Purnell Moody, gave the sermon; Minister David Larmond served as worship leader; Dr. Richard Strachan, Sr., served as the musician and directed the choir, made up of the men of the church; and boys from Ebenezer served as acolytes and ushers. After the service, members and friends went to the fellowship hall for dinner. Sunday was just the beginning of a month-long celebration that culminates on Sunday, Aug. 26th. The pastor is Dr. Joreatha Capers. For a list of other special activities, call 305-635-7413. By D. Kevin McNeirkmcneir@miamitimesonline.com