Beulah United Methodist Church in Kershaw County to host community revival



CAMDEN - Beulah United Methodist Church in Kershaw County, one of three churches making up the Rembert-St. John Charge, will host a Community Revival at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 23-25.

The Rev. Francie B. King, pastor of the three-point charge, has announced that the Rev. Dr. Reggie Lee, pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Florence, will be the featured speaker. Rev. Lee also serves as a congregational specialist in the Florence and Marion districts of the South Carolina United Methodist Conference.

Lee earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in May 2000 from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the U.S. Army Reserve.

The community revival's theme and verse, "For Such a Time as This," is based on Scripture found in Esther 4:14, King said.

"It's interesting that God is never mentioned in this Old Testament book," King said. "Yet Esther attests to the fact that God is always present and working in our lives. Esther also shows us that God can use anyone for His glory that is willing to be His vessel, and we are joining God in His work in and around our community."

Revival committee Chair Ann Seegars, a member of Beulah, said hopes are to have future revivals held at McLeod Chapel in Sumter County and St. John United Methodist Church in Lee County, the two sister churches in the Rembert-St. John charge.

It is unusual to have three churches in three counties to make up a single charge, Seegars said.

Other churches near Beulah in Kershaw County participating in the February revival are Mt. Zion Baptist, St. Matthews Methodist, Good Hope Wesley Chapel and St. John United Methodist in Lugoff and Mt. Olivet Baptist. Pisgah Baptist Church in Sumter County is also involved in the community revival.

Seegars and King are two of the members of the revival committee spearheading efforts in finalizing details of the three-night revival.

Beulah UMC is at 161 Beulah Church Road, off Black River Road, Camden.

Special music will be provided each night.