BEMUS POINT - Bemus Point United Methodist Church will present "The Gospel of John" with Brad Sherrill at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11.
The one-person, live performance of the New Testament gospel in its entirety is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at Bemus Point United Methodist Church on Sundays following each worship service, in the office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by calling the church at 386-3401.
It took Sherrill, an Atlanta-based actor, four months to commit the entire gospel of John to memory. Since its premiere in 2000, The Gospel of John has been performed more than 500 times in churches, cathedrals and professional theaters across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, including a six-week theatrical run off-Broadway at New York City's Lamb's Theatre, and at other professional theaters in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Toronto and Atlanta.
"Since memorizing the nearly 20,000 words which comprise the fourth gospel, this has been the one question most frequently asked of me,'' Sherrill said when asked why he focuses on the Gospel of John. "I can only respond as other believers have by stating that John's Gospel is nourishment for the mind, heart and soul. Christ communicates with a directness, passion and authority which speaks not only to the body of believers but to each of us as individuals."
For more information and tickets for the Gospel of John, call the church office or visit the church at 4954 Bemus-Ellery Road, Bemus Point. The Bemus Point United Methodist Church is located one-quarter mile off Interstate 86 at exit 10 and offers worship services at 8:30, 10, and 11 a.m. Sundays.