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West Nash United Methodist Church, 2200 Nash St., will host a performance of “Cotton Patch Gospel” at 4 p.m. Sunday. The musical is co-sponsored by Winstead United Methodist Church.
The musical written by Tom Key and Russell Trayz features bluegrass music by the late Harry Chapin.
“This whimsical but scripturally sound performance invites audiences to imagine that the Gospel of Matthew takes place in 20th-century rural Georgia,” explains West Nash’s pastor, the Rev. Tuck Taylor. “It is true to the spirit of the Gospel story, but mixes in Southern charm, great emotion and humor.”
Curtis Campbell, who portrays Matthew and several other characters, is a retired United Methodist pastor who once served West Nash. Campbell has performed with the Cape Fear Chorale, Wilmington Symphony and North Carolina Symphony.
Taylor said attendees will experience “some good, live, foot-stomping, hand clapping, down-home musical entertainment.”
Admission to the show is free, but a love offering will be taken to defray the performers’ expenses and the cost of performance rights. For more information, call the church at 252-237-4258.