Augusta church event recalls Titanic disaster

A local church is re-enacting a night on the Titanic, complete with live music and a buffet dinner.

The event is being held at Asbury United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. May 5 in recognition of the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking.

Guests will be given a boarding pass with the identity of a person who was a passenger on the ship. At the end of the evening, after a buffet of chicken breast, pork tenderloin, wild rice, summer vegetables and dessert, they’ll learn the fate of their passenger, said Ansley Dennis, the church’s director of music.

“The Titanic was captivating in its time, and in its place in history,” Dennis said. “It is just as captivating for its glory as well as its untimely doom. Our event is about hope in the face of impending doom.”

The evening will end with the hymn, Nearer My God to Thee, which was reported to have been played the night the Titanic sunk.

“It’s not a church service, nor will there be an altar-call,” Dennis said. “The story, however, gives us faith in much of the good in people, from the rich to the poor, in some of the worst situations.”

Tickets are $15. Call the church office at (706) 736-0061 or see asburychurch.net.

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