200th Anniversary of Presbyterians in the Kanawha Valley – Joint Worship Service
March 17, 2019 at the Charleston Coliseum Theater
Photos by Terry Hickernell
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Worship in the Park 2018
June 3, 2018 at Coonskin Park
Preschool – Kindergarten Class 3-4-2018
Fun with teachers Sharon Richardson and Kathy Kruk!
Rally Day Scavenger Hunt 2017
Classes followed clues through the church to find donated items for Common Grounds, Lily’s Place, KCHA – Animal shelter, and Davis-Stuart! What fun!
Lenten Treasure Hunt 2017
A New Treasure: Maundy ThursdayAn antique chest holds treasures old and new – remnants of the ancient ritual meal of Passover and the Law of Moses contrast with the startling and somewhat scandalous vessels Jesus used to wash the disciples’ feet, sign of the New Commandment he gave them. There is also the price paid for betrayal. How much would it take for you to sell him out?
Triumph of Treasure: Palm SundayAn antique chest holds treasures and reminders of the triumphant parade that welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem. Cloaks were spread out before him, branches cut and handed out to the crowd, and even a donkey played the part of the noble steed, bearing the Son of David into the city while the crowds shouted “Hosanna!” which means “Save us!”
Buried Treasure: Fifth Sunday in LentAn antique chest holds treasures buried in the shadows of grief and sorrow, but Life and Light have broken through, bringing freedom to the one who was wrapped in death. The moth featured here and in the illumination (cover art) is known as the Death’s-head moth because of the skull-like marking on its torso. It is commonly associated with death.
Muddy Treasure: Fourth Sunday in LentAn antique chest holds images of the stages of the healing, while pointing us to the larger issues of perception. Are our beliefs as solid as black and white, wrong and right? Do we make room for shades of gray? What does the healing power of God allow us to see?
Unexpected Treasure: Second Sunday of LentAn antique chest holds unexpected treasures – hinting that a clandestine meeting has taken place under the cover of darkness and stars. Hospitality would dictate that some refreshment be provided, as the old Pharisee wrangles with the new ideas of the young rabbi by the light of a lantern. The wind blows where it chooses….
Tempting Treasure: First Sunday of LentAn antique trunk holds treasures and temptations. Have these stones been changed to bread? The angel stands ready to swoop in to save the one who leaps, or the one who leaves it all behind. The purple robe and crown of royalty signal the power that can be had for just a little compromise. But what is the true treasure? It is written...
Hidden Treasure: Ash WednesdayAn antique trunk holds treasures and secrets. Some palms from last year’s Palm Sunday celebration, now brittle and dry, remain after most were burned for the ashes for our evening’s ritual. Oil will be used to mix the ashes, and remind us of the healing balm of the Spirit. In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus says that our fasting and giving should be done in secret, not for show, so the offering plate is concealed behind shadowy fabrics.
Advent and Christmas 2016