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Service Sunday gives thanks
Celebration at First Baptist
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Forsyth County News
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The Forsyth County Ministerial Association’s annual Thanksgiving service is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Cumming, 1597 Sawnee Drive. For more information, call (770) 887-2428.

The Forsyth County Ministerial Association invites the public to catch the Thanksgiving spirit during a special service Sunday.

The association’s annual Thanksgiving celebration is set for 6 p.m. at First Baptist Cumming.

“We’re looking forward to a packed house and a wonderful time,” said Bob Jolly, First Baptist's senior pastor.

Jolly has participated in the event for 16 years, the past 10 of which have been held at his church the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

As part of this year's festivities, about 80 choir members from the Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roswell will lend their voices in performances with the association’s community choir.

The visiting group will also sing a musical number on its own.

Jolly said the Rev. Frank Lewis, senior pastor at Zion, will be the guest speaker.

“He’s been there 27 years and led that church from a congregation of about 300 to close to 3,000,” Jolly said.

In addition, contemporary Christian singer Canton Jones of Atlanta is this year’s guest soloist.

“He will be leading us in praise and worship and will also be singing one selection with the choir,” Jolly said.

Jones has been described as a hip hop/rap gospel artist.

“He sang at our Forsyth Family Fest in September and he connected with everyone from 4 to 104,” Jolly said. “Everyone loved him.”

Held in September, Forsyth Family Fest drew close to 10,000 people to the Cumming Fairgrounds for a day of worship and music.

Sunday's service will be followed by a reception in the church atrium.