Jenny Morgan, member of the Skyland United Methodist Church and altar prayer team, soaks up the “Friday Night Fire Worship service,” on Jan. 4 in Brookhaven. The contemporary service, held the first Friday of each month, is an open gathering without an agenda or order, attracting people from all communities.

Matt Hurd, left, and Meredith Freeland sing during the “Friday Night Fire Worship service,” at Skyland United Methodist Church in Brookhaven on Jan 4.

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