Second Presbyterian Church was organized on June 1, 1842 and has been a functioning house of worship continuously for one hundred seventy-five years. Since the sanctuary of the church contains 175 angels depicted in murals, stained glass windows, carved wood and molded plaster, the church has chosen “In the Company of Angels” as the theme for the year-long celebration. Several community events are being planned along with a hand-made quilt featuring 175 angels and a memorial booklet. The church re-dedication service will occur on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
175th Anniversary Event on April 30
All are invited to a special potluck coffee hour on Sunday, April 30, after the church service. There will be a “Time to Remember” event where several members of the church will share interesting stories from the church’s history, and church historical memorabilia will be on display. Attendees will also get a chance to play a light-hearted “Fact or Faction.” Donations of salads, breads/rolls, and desserts are requested. The committee will provide the entree and drinks.
The 175th Anniversary Quilt featuring 175 angels is underway. Packets with all the materials needed to make one square (plus specific instructions) are available before and after church on Sundays. “Quilt days,” during which we work together and assist each other, will be announced in the Sunday church bulletin. Stop by and pick up a packet. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this historic quilt!