June 2 Centennial Service
At a special 10:00 a.m. service of Celebration, we recognized the completion of our 100th year in the sanctuary at the corner of Birch and Franklin Streets. The time capsule was filled with additions from our own time and church life and will return to its home beneath the cornerstone of the building. Hope you were with us for this chance to acknowlege our history and look forward to a vibrant church life for another century. The entire service booklet is available here.
The service opened at 10:00 a.m. on the steps outside of the church and the service included:
- Centennial Blessings and Prayers (outside)
- Centennial Service of Holy Eucharist (in sanctuary)
- Dedication of the Time Capsule (in sanctuary)
- Centennial Celebration (everywhere!)
1. Birthday Party
On Birch St. to eat Tres Leche “birthday cakes” from Kuba-Kuba and drink lots of lemonade, iced tea and coffee. Birthday candles were be blown out by some of our oldest and youngest parishioners.
2. Pinwheel Garden
On the Michaux House front porch, special messages went on pinwheel that were “plantd” your pinwheel in the Michaux beds or elsewhere on the church campus to create a “pinwheel garden”.
3. Floral Tribute in Memorial Garden
Flowers were from special buckets placed in the perimeter of the garden and place that flower somewhere in the garden as a symbol of reverence for the St. Jamesers who came before us. The Memorial Garden was a space of calm remembrance in the midst of the fun chaos of the day.
4. Party Hats
Parishioners were able to pick out a special “party hat” to wear for the celebration at the stations set up on the street side of the church playground.
Thanks to Britt Van Deusen and her celebration committee volunteers for the grand party plans. See the whole photo album on Facebook, thanks to the photography skills of Rev. Vienna Cobb Anderson.