PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - This week, there's an event next to the Chattahoochee River that's focused on faith and revival for local cities, but it's also free Chick-Fil-A for the first 4,000 people.
The two-day event, called Revival on the River, starts with the 3rd annual "Unity Night" this Friday, April 22. Gates open at 6 pm at the Phenix City Amphitheater.
The goal is bringing people and churches together from Columbus and Phenix City. There will be a kids zone, a variety of music and entertainment, plus inspiring speakers – all at the free event.
There will also be special prayers for leaders from both sides of the river. Columbus City Council member Pops Barnes, who will be on stage for Unity Night, is excited about the event.
"There are so many different churches in Phenix City and Columbus, so many different denominations. What I like about prayer is, denominations go out the window. All Christians coming together as one, that's dynamic," Barnes said.
"We all come together and eat free Chick-Fil-A, then Saturday is Community Outreach Day," said organizer Andrew Chalmers. "What we do is we're asking for hundreds of people from all over the area to come together and go out to serve the community."
That community outreach starts at noon Saturday at the Columbus Trade Center. Chalmers will also be a guest on News Leader 9 morning this Wednesday.
As for Friday's Unity Night, organizers recommend getting there early, with at least 4,000 people expected. News Leader 9's Jason Dennis will co-emcee that event.
To learn more, visit their official website at this link.