KINGSPORT – Several community members gathered at Shades of Grace United Methodist Church early Friday afternoon for the church’s fourth annual “Walk with the Cross.”
Pastor Will Shewey said this year’s event, held in observance of Good Friday, was meant to bring awareness to homelessness and addiction.
Participants took a quick walk from the church to Rotary Park, some carrying palm branches or small crosses. While there, they joined hands for a moment of singing and prayer before heading back to the church.
“The first year we did it, we had about 12 people,” Shewey said. “Then it just started growing, and we’ve been having more and more folks coming.”