ERWIN — The public is invited to take part in a Good Friday tradition that for more than a decade has taken place annually in Erwin.
The annual Good Friday Witness Walk, co-sponsored by the Erwin Kiwanis Club and the Unicoi County Ministerial Association, will take place Friday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Erwin Food Lion store on North Main Avenue.
From the store’s parking lot, the crowd will make its way through downtown Erwin to Centenary United Methodist Church on Elm Avenue. The Witness Walk includes the carrying of a large cross by participants to represent the journey Jesus was forced to make as he carried his cross to the place of his crucifixion.
Lisa White, over the Spiritual Aims Board of the Erwin Kiwanis Club, said the Witness Walk will also include several stops along the route for devotionals and scripture readings from area pastors.
Once at Centenary United Methodist Church, attendees are invited to take place in a Good Friday service being held there beginning at around noon. Testimonials during the services will include one from Rob Moore of Ninth Street Baptist Church and one from Andy Frazier with First Christian Church of Erwin. Music will be performed by Garrison Ray and Adam and Sarah Grace Larkey. The Good Shepherd Baptist Church will also be performing a youth skit. The service will be followed by a luncheon.
“During this time, those in attendance are welcome to eat with us. We’ll have a luncheon available where they can sit and eat and enjoy the Gospel music,” White said.