On Thursday, two churches will come together to host Maundy.

On Thursday, two churches will come together to host Maundy.
"The main purpose of the Maundy is to tell the story of Holy Week and Easter through song, and to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion as a community," said Mitch Jarvis, pastor of the Neosho United Methodist Church.
The event is co-hosted by Neosho United Methodist and First Christian Church of Neosho.  The event itself will be held at the UMC (224 S. Wood St. at  6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
This is the first time the event has been held in Neosho.
"A combined choir from both churches will perform eight songs, interspersed with narration by the pastors," he said. " No offering will be taken. This is a unique event as it's a big, evening service during Holy Week, and that it's a partnership of two mainline churches (cantatas are generally held on a Sunday morning.)  The cantata itself is also unique as it includes music by seven different composer/arrangers.  Some of the music is upbeat, others pieces are somber; it is a beautiful cantata and should truly be a wonderful evening of sharing."
Jarvis said the two churches are pleased to host the event.
"Very pleased to be serving and worshipping ecumenically," he said. "Many members of these two choirs already know one another through community choir events, so it's a natural fit."
Childcare for ages 3 and under will be available free of charge.