Tupper welcomes circuit rider to brown bag

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:19 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits At noon on Thursday, Circuit Rider Ed Shirley will gallop into the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge on his steed, Butterscotch, and will he have stories to tell.Shirley will take a few minutes off the circuit to visit with those in attendance at Tupper’s Brown Bag lunch event at high noon.In Shirley’s portrayal as a circuit rider or saddle preacher, he will share stories of the Methodist preachers who, in the1800s, traveled by horseback throughout the countryside to help spread the word of God. The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library is located on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge. The library is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Tupper welcomes circuit rider to brown bag Latest Stories Skip Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Theresa Trawick, Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library director, said Shirley has pastored Brundidge United Methodist Church since July 2013.“Rev. Ed is a very familiar face in Pike County,” Trawick said. “He is a talented musician and impersonator and entertains at different venues in and around the county. We are excited to have him at our Brown Bag lunch at noon on Thursday. It will be a very entertaining way to spend the noon hour. We invite everyone to join us.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Armed robbery suspect arrested A Brundidge man asked someone for a ride early Monday morning and then demanded money from the driver, threatening that… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Shirley said, because of the distance between churches, the circuit riders traveled on horseback. For that reason, they were often called saddlebag preachers.“The circuit riders traveled through wilderness and villages,” Shirley said. “They preached every day and anywhere they could find a willing audience – at courthouses, on street corners, in meeting houses, out in fields and even in homesteads.”Sometimes, it would take five or six weeks for a preacher to cover his circuit. His ride was often lonely and dangerous.Shirley will share stories of the joys and perils of the Methodist circuit riders. He will play the music they shared, sing their songs of faith and pray the words that kept them strong as they journeyed on their way.last_img read more