11:00 AM

Elder Barbara Wheeler
Former President
Auburn Theological Seminary

SERMON: “Good Pleasure”

Guest Musicians:
Wendy Stewart, Piano
Gigi Stewart, Bassoon

Barbara G. Wheeler is the former director of the Auburn Theological Seminary’s Center for the Study of Theological Education, which she founded in 1991 while serving as Auburn’s president—a post that she held for thirty years. She served as director of the Women’s Theological Coalition of the Boston Theological Institute from 1976 to 1978. She has recently conducted research on theological school students and governance under the auspices of The Association of Theological Schools. She is principal author of numerous research reports and is currently conducting an evaluation study for Lilly Endowment Inc. She has edited a dozen volumes on the future of mainline Protestantism, congregational studies, and theological education. She is the coauthor of "Being There: Culture and Formation in Two Theological Schools" (Oxford Press). Barbara Wheeler is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an ordained elder in the United Church of Granville, New York. She was a member of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song (PCOCS) that compiled the new hymnal "Glory to God".

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220th Anniversary Celebration Service

A service of remembrance and celebration in observance of the 220th anniversary of the first service of worship in our first church building on September 11, 1796 was held on September 11, 2016.

Moderator Rev. Alexandra Lusak officiated. Rev. James Miller brought greetings from former moderator Rev. Robert Lamar and spoke about his own term as moderator. Members of the Session read remembrances from former moderators Rev. Donna Elia and Rev. Joseph Shook, passages from scripture and excerpts from the church history authored by Barbara Dudley and Nancy Chase. The Village Voices sang, led by church Music Director Jan Bishop.
Four new members were received into the church during the service. A gala reception followed in Conkling Hall.

Anniversary Service Program

Montage of Anniverary Service Photos by John Eldridge: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I-yTQSgMxW74vH1hENSS4_2xHXVDh2Ty/view


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