CARNEYS POINT TWP. — Choirs and performers from Salem and Cumberland counties will join together Sunday night in a special hymn sing, the first in a series of events marking Ranch Hope’s 50th anniversary.
“We have a wonderful lineup of praise and worship bands, gospel performers and choirs from the local area that will be performing,” said Rev. Dave Bailey, founder of Ranch Hope.
The hymn sing will be held at Salem Community College, Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“We are blessed to have Jeff and Sue Duffield doing several special selections, Sharptown Methodist Church, Aldine Praise Choir, 7th Day Baptist of Shiloh, Fairton Presbyterian, Union Presbyterian Church of Carneys Point, Trinity Methodist of Pennsville, Haven Methodist of Quinton, Port Elizabeth Methodist and the Woodstown Presbyterian Choir and Praise Band, with others joining us all the time,” Bailey said.
“You’re not going to want to miss this one,” Bailey said.
The hymn sing is the first of several events designed to mark the half century of service of Ranch Hope.
Bailey and his wife, Eileen, started Ranch Hope in Alloway Township in 1964 as a ministry to aid at-risk youth. A non-profit organization, Ranch Hope has helped thousands of young people and their families from throughout New Jersey and neighboring states during the past 50 years.
Its mission is to provide learning environments for individuals whose needs can best be met through experiences outside their home, where they can obtain or regain their long-term academic, behavioral and spiritual focus.
During Sunday night’s hymn sing, Bailey will share a brief message of hope as he looks back on 50 years of Ranch Hope memories with all those in attendance.
If you have any questions about the event, or would like to arrange to lead a performance, please contact Rev. Bailey at 856-935-1555 Ext. 120.
For more information about Ranch Hope, visit www.ranchhope.org