Ross UMC begins weekly 'prayer & healing' service


New community prayer and healing service at Ross United Methodist Church is a partnership of the church and a local ministry for women. Rev. James Luvene, top left, pastors the church and serves on the community ministry's board of directors.

Sunday Night Live! Is the name of a new community prayer and healing service that began Jan. 20 at Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

The service takes place Sundays at 5 p.m. and is organized in partnership with a community ministry for women called Transitions of Dyer County.

Transitions seeks to transform the lives of women with life controlling issues. Click here to read more about Transitions.

Women from Transitions lead the service, according to Rev. James Luvene, the church’s pastor and a member of the Board of Directors at Transitions.

Luvene, a strong advocate for racial diversity in all aspects of church life, says to imagine a group of mostly young white women worshiping in this mostly African American church.

Even though a lot of the women “belong” to other churches, Luvene said they and their families enjoy worshiping together, especially in a service that focuses on prayer and healing.

Luvene said plans are for different individuals to bring messages at the weekly service.

~Compiled by Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications, Memphis Conference