Unity service paired with film feature


This year’s Unity in the Community service in Mineola will take on a different look.

The Sunday, Feb. 26 service is a joint venture with the Select Theater and St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church which will include a short service at the theater and a screening of the much-anticipated movie “Jesus Revolution.”

Pastor Demethrius Boyd will lead the service at 1:30 p.m. followed by a presentation about the changes over the years at the historic downtown theater, which have included community inclusion (blacks were once delegated to the theater’s balcony, as they were in many towns).

The St. Paul youth choir will also perform.

Suggested admission to the 2 p.m. movie screening is a donation of five canned goods or $5 to benefit St. Paul’s food pantry ministry.

“We are very excited to extend the opportunity for the community to join us in worship,  as we gather to praise the Lord in a setting where we can sit together, praise his name together, watch a faith-based movie together, fellowship and collect a few canned goods that will feed those in our community in need,” Boyd stated.