2018 SUMMER SERVICES
THEME: “AND STILL WE RISE” *
(* after “And Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou)
SUNDAY, JULY 15
Rev. Dr. Richard Spalding
Recently Retired Chaplain
Sermon: “Finding a Voice”
Music by Richard Brookens
Rev. Rick Spalding, a member of Boston Presbytery, served as Chaplain at Williams College, in Williamstown, MA from 2000 until his retirement this year. His work included spiritual companionship for students from most of the world’s religious traditions, encouraging inter-religious dialogue and humanitarian outreach. He has recently moved to a very old house in Ipswich, on the “north shore” of Massachusetts – but continues to preach, teach, write and counsel.
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.
Montage of Anniverary Service Photos by John Eldridge: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I-yTQSgMxW74vH1hENSS4_2xHXVDh2Ty/view
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