Beat the Heat – Summer Fun and Ice Cream Social

We’ll gather right here at church on Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 2-4 p.m.  Play outdoor games in the shade, or stay cool with indoor games and conversation.  Everyone can enjoy lots of dessert and ice cream!  The committee will provide vanilla ice cream, so please sign up in the Narthex to bring your favoriteContinue reading “Beat the Heat – Summer Fun and Ice Cream Social”

The story behind “Savior, Again to Your Dear Name”

Singing a parting hymn to close a worship service has been an important practice of the Christian Church since the time of our Lord’s meeting with the disciples just before His crucifixion: “And when they had sung a hymn, they went out…”. This hymn, written for the closing of a music festival in England, isContinue reading “The story behind “Savior, Again to Your Dear Name””

The Story Behind the Hymn: Christ the Lord is Risen Today

The first Wesleyan Chapel in London, England, was a deserted iron foundry.  It became known as the Foundry Meeting House.  This hymn was written by Charles Wesley, a prolific hymnist who wrote between six to seven thousand hymns, for the first service in this chapel in 1739 just one year after his dramatic conversion experience. Continue reading “The Story Behind the Hymn: Christ the Lord is Risen Today”