Happy 225th birthday, Unity

November 12, 2013 

Happy 225th birthday, Unity Presbyterian

On Sunday, Nov. 3, a milestone event was held at Unity Presbyterian Church, celebrating 225 years, and what a memorable day it was!

It began with a prelude by the Joyful Ringers bell choir with Ian Pearson on trumpet and following the Call to Worship, the newly formed acolytes lit the candles. The Chancel Choir led the processional hymn, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.”

During the service we were honored with the Rev. Mark Verdery bringing greetings from Providence Presbytery. Rev. Verdery gave a short and inspiring talk on the true meaning of “living” in a church, i.e. that it shouldn’t be viewed as a pristine museum with nothing out of place, but as a “living room” where people of all ages gather to have fellowship, sing, pray and worship the Lord.

Thank you, Rev. Verdery for a well-spoken message. During the children’s time, candles were lit on a little cake and we all sang, “Happy Birthday, dear Unity.”

Near the close of the service, the Rev. Dr. Holloway gave a brief history of the church and its various locations in Fort Mill from 1788 to the present. After the service, we all gathered outside the entrance for birthday cake and refreshments. Thanks to all who participated in this very special day, and glory be to God for the beautiful day He provided.

We are truly blessed!

Sandy Paul

Fort Mill

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