A Part of History
By now you have probably heard that Kingstree will host this year’s South Carolina Historical Tour. Each year the Historical Society organizes a tour of a different town in the state, highlighting its history. There is a deep and rich history covering some 300 years of the American story in this area of the state so it is no surprise that Kingstree was selected. It is also not a surprise that Williamsburg Presbyterian Church is among the points of interest for the tour. A casual stroll through the newly relocated and reorganized Memorabilia Room makes the church’s very deep and rich history abundantly clear. From 1736 until this very day this church has been sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and reaching out to people in need, both in this community and around the world. What a beautiful heritage and witness to Jesus Christ!
Sunday, October 29 will be a big day at WPC. Not only will we host the lunch and be a stop on the tour, we also have a big worship service planned as well. October 29th is Reformation Sunday; a day when we look back at the heritage and history of Protestants. To celebrate the occasion there will be a bagpiper in worship and a presentation of Tartans, acknowledging our Scottish roots. Also, because it is the Sunday closest to All Saints Day, we will take a moment of solemn silence and say the names of dear members of this church who passed into eternal life in the last year. Following this meaningful service, the Historical tour will begin at 12:30. Just as there have been many hands working diligently to get the church ready for this big day over the past six months, many hands are needed to ensure that everyone feels welcomed and knows how to navigate the church campus. Volunteers are needed to greet our guest, guide them throughout the church and provide a glimpse into the history of WPC as docents. If you are interested in helping out in any way, please contact Mary Lisa McGill.
Also, mark your calendars for November 1st. As part of Wednesday Night Happenings, following the evening meal there will be a Healing and Wholeness Service of Remembrance with candlelight and Communion in Grace Hall. Please invite people from the community who are experiencing grief or dealing with sickness within their family. All are welcomed.