Rehoboth Christian Center brings worship to Carousel Cinemas
Feb 23, 2013 (Times-News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Rehoboth Christian Center will bring its contemporary praise and worship service to a theater near you beginning on Sunday.
The Carousel Cinemas at 1090 Piper Lane in Burlington will host the services each Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. in theater 12. Pastor Mark Faucette, 44, said the services will be non-traditional and welcoming. Faucette will be joined by his wife, Mayra, who will help lead the services.
"This is truly a new ministry for people who want to experience a non-traditional service that changes lives," Faucette said. "Rehoboth has succeeded at breaking the walls of church down and making it accessible to everybody."
The service this Sunday will feature The Elon University Gospel Choir and gospel rapper Stacks City. Rehoboth Christian Center praise and worship leader Jamar Tyree said Carousel Cinemas will be transformed each Sunday into a place of worship. Children's church will be held at the theater and the front lobby will become a welcome center for those wanting to join the service.
Each Sunday, Faucette said he will deliver Bible-based lessons on how people can live better lives. The services will be "come as you are" with no dress restrictions. The movie theater's concession stand will remain open and people are encouraged to bring their popcorn and drinks into the worship service if they choose.
"The services will be powerful real talk messages," Faucette said. "We will talk about how to apply the Bible to everyday issues."
Tyree said people are invited to attend prayer time each week, which begins at 10 a.m. before the morning service start time. The center will eventually have Sunday night and Wednesday night services at the theater in the future.
Rehoboth Christian Center was established in 2007 by Faucette on Rauhut Street in Burlington. The center relocated to St. Marks Church Road three years later. The center continued to experience growth so Faucette decided more space was needed. He reached out to Carousel Cinemas to see if there was any interest in having the center relocate to the theater.
"They already had in their mind they wanted us to come," Faucette said.
Faucette is from the Sedalia area and currently lives in Jamestown. He attended East Guilford High School and became involved in the ministry after attending Evangel Fellowship in Greensboro in 1988. Under direction of Bishop Otis Lockett Sr., Faucette started Evangel Fellowship in Burlington in 2007. Rehoboth Christian Center is part of The Church of God in Christ.
For more information about Rehoboth Christian Center, visit www.rehobothcc.org.
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