PELL CITY -- The Chapel in the Pines will kick off its summer services next Sunday at Pell City Lakeside Park.
“Chapel in the Pines is an ecumenical worship community from First United Methodist of Pell City,” said First United Methodist Church of Pell City Pastor Byron Vance. “We meet on Sunday mornings from May-September at 8:30 a.m. near the Lakeside Park’s boat launch.”
Sunday morning services are held in the Chapel in the Pines amphitheater during the summer months. The amphitheater was built in 2014.
The Chapel in the Pines Board, which is an outreach program of the First United Methodist Church in Pell City, spent about $40,000 toward the construction of the Chapel in the Pines amphitheater. The amphitheater officially opened for Christmas Eve services in December 2014. In addition, Easter sunrise services are held at the amphitheater each year.
The amphitheater is also used for other city and public functions and events. Lake Logan Martin serves as the backdrop for the amphitheater. Its location allows the public to go to early Sunday morning services by car or by boat.
“Chapel in the Pines is a casual worship service knee deep in the wonder of God’s creation at Lakeside Park,” Vance said.
The first summer morning service is set for May 6.
“We will serve Holy Communion, Lord’s Supper, the first Sunday of May,” Vance said. “All are welcome.”
First United Methodist Church Pell City Associate Pastor Brandon Lazarre will open up the summer Chapel in the Pines services.
Each week, a different minister or pastor from the community provides the Sunday morning service at the Chapel in the Pines.
Rev. Greg Hand with Grace Chapel of Eden will provide the Sunday, May 13, service at the Chapel in the Pines.
He is followed by Dr. Michael Barber with Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church on Sunday, May 20.
Rev. Paul Lett with Harvest Center Church of God will round out the speakers for May with his message on Sunday, May 27.
Speakers for June, July, August and September are to be announced at a later date.