John Purrington, Senior Pastor, announced that the church would be hosting, “A Blessing of the Bikes and Louise Kenney Memorial Ride to Benefit Nourishing Children in Catoosa” on Saturday, April 21 at the Ringgold United Methodist Church, 7484 Nashville Street, Ringgold.
The Blessing of the Bike festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a live band and snacks. A group blessing will be conducted promptly at 11:30 a.m. followed by individual blessing on request conducted by the Dalton and Lafayette chapters of the Christian Motorcycle Association.
Pastor Purrington said, “As a church, we are active in community outreach and are continually looking for unique ways to reach out to our diverse community. By providing an informal environment for motorcyclists to gather to receive God’s blessing as they look forward to the riding season, we want them to know God loves them and so do we.”
Following the Blessing at 1 p.m., the Louise Kenney Memorial Ride to Benefit Nourishing Children in Catoosa will leave the RUMC parking lot. The Ride will follow Louise’s last ride through Chickamauga Battlefield to parts of Rossville, Ft. Oglethorpe, Chickamauga, Rock Spring, Boynton and returning to RUMC.
The Memorial/Benefit Ride is a no-fee charity ride but donations will be greatly appreciated. All proceeds will go directly to benefit Nourishing Children in Catoosa (NCIC).