On Sunday, May 28, Gainesville First UMC hosted a Blessing of the Boats service at their 8:30 a.m. Lakeside Worship.
The boating community on Lake Lanier was invited to bring their boats to the Gainesville First UMC boat dock, and a prayer was offered along with a gift of a floating key chain.
The church plans to make this an annual tradition to kick off the lake season.
Gainesville First's Lakeside Worship is held every Sunday (weather permitting) at 8:30 am from May through October on the shore of Lake Lanier. Worship from your boat in Serenity Cove or experience this casual, family atmosphere on land. Just bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, or use the wooden benches provided. There is a special brick-paved area at the entrance for those with physical limitations.