Fayetteville to host 9/11 service


Fayetteville officials are planning an ecumenical prayer service in commemoration of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The city is working collaboratively with several local faith leaders to include Reverend Dr. David Campbell, pastor of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church; Reverend Edward Johnson, mayor of Fayetteville; Cantorial Soloist Susan Burden of B’nai Israel Jewish Congregation; Edward Mitchell of the Fayette Islamic Community; and Reverend Melvin Ware of Mount Olive Baptist Church, with keynote speaker Retired Major General Jack Wheeler to organize a prayer service that will be held in the Old Courthouse Square Sunday Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. Special music will be presented by various faith and community groups.  

In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the sanctuary of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church next to the courthouse.