Celebrating over 120 Years of Service
This is an annual event that begins with worship and ends with a special fellowship hour that features the best of Scottish fare. It is typically held on the Sunday that falls closest to Robert Burn’s Birthday in January. The Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans … began in the Presbyterian Church as a declaration of ancestry and has its origins in the 18th century. The Chapel has been celebrating Scottish Sunday since 1997. Here, worshipers look forward to the colorful tartans, bagpipe music, and the festive reception following worship.
Blue Grass Sunday is always a favorite! This year, on April 7, the band is Blue Highway from Kingsport, TN. Winner of 27 IBMA awards, one Dove Award and three Grammy nominations, Blue Highway will present an extended amount of spiritual Blue Grass favorites during the worship service, followed by a set of mountain music after the service. Then, those with tickets (they sell fast!) we will adjourn to Kirkman Hall for a mouth-watering barbeque lunch.
On President’s Day weekend Sunday, February 18, the Chapel Chorale and Chorus, along with an orchestra, presented Randall Thompson’s “The Testament of Freedom” based on writings of Thomas Jefferson. We welcomed any and all singers from our community to join – rehearsals started after church on Sunday, January 21. This was an amazing patriotic service.