Program details for the Snellville Unity Gathering
The city is closing Oak Road for the event.
Music starts at 6:45 p.m.
7 p.m. - Opening Welcome - Mayor Tom Witts and Councilman Bobby Howard
Invocation - Father John Welch - St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church
Invitation to Greet - Howard
First Speaker - Campus Pastor Trey Hildebrandt - 12Stone Church, Snellville
Prayer for other communities - Daniel Rainwater - Grace New Hope Church
Second Speaker - Chief Roy Whitehead - Snellville Police Department
Prayer of Protection of Law Enforcement Officers - Missions Coordinator Sheeba Sajja – Grace New Hope Church
Third Speaker - Associate Pastor Paul Thibodeaux - Snellville United Methodist Church
Prayer for Race Relations - Laura Drake - Executive Director Southeast Gwinnett Co-op
Fourth Speaker - Pastor D.A. Williams - Salvation & Deliverance Church
Prayer for Family Loss - TBD
Fifth Speaker - High School Pastor Simeon Bell - Grace New Hope Church
Prayer for the New Generation - Middle School Pastor Lee Lopez - Grace New Hope Church
Benediction and Closing Prayer - Reverend Michael Byrne - St. John Neumann Catholic Church
Music - Heather Magnum and Cameron Glasper - 12Stone Church
SNELLVILLE – In the wake of the recent tragedies across the nation last week, Councilman Bobby Howard is hoping a local event will help begin to heal the wounds created throughout the country.
The councilman and others have organized a “Snellville Unity Gathering” scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday on the Towne Green in front of City Hall.
“This is in direct response to the tragedies of the past week,” Howard said. “My heart hurts for our entire country. So, let's begin in our own home town. My goal will be for this to be a time of bringing our community together and to pray. I hope to see you there. You can make a difference. Join local clergy, local youth and city officials as we gather to have a conversation and build unity in our community.”
Howard is inviting residents of the surrounding communities as well and has invited the congregations of local churches.
A list of guest speakers and more details will be released before the Thursday event.