TUPPERS PLAINS — Bethel Worship Center will celebrate its seventh annual Biker Sunday event this Sunday, June 24, with special guest speaker Mike McGuire, pastor of Zanesville’s Rushing Wind Biker Church. McGuire started the non-denominational Zanesville church two years ago, and for the past 12 years has been elder of Ohio’s Muskingum Valley Chapter of Bikers for Christ International, a national motorcycle rider ministry founded in 1990 in Marysville, Cal. The Rushing Wind Church’s vision is to reach out to the biker community and all unchurched people with love, acceptance and forgiveness, especially those who have been lost to prostitution, drug and alcohol abuse, and hard core living. McGuire will speak as a highlight of the Bethel event, which in previous years has consistently drawn large crowds, packing the church building and parking lot to overflowing.
Bethel’s Biker Sunday event starts at 8:30 a.m. Sunday with bike registration and free coffee and doughnuts at the church, followed by a gathering of bikers in the parking lot. A worship service with McGuire speaking follows at 10:00 a.m., which will also feature special praise music and worship by the Bethel Praise Team led by music ministers Pastors Otis and Ivy Crockron. Afterwards the bikers, congregation, and public will enjoy a free catered lunch together at Bethel’s newly completed picnic shelter on the church grounds. The meal will be followed by an afternoon of bike games, bike blessings, prizes, and T-shirts, along with dozens of custom bikes on view, with activities and fun for all ages— all on site at Bethel Worship Center this year.
All Bethel Biker Sunday events and food are free, dress is casual, and Pastor Rob Barber welcomes the public to attend. For more information call (740) 667-6793 or visit www.bethelwc.org.