OWL’s COG Railway Update

The summit parking lot is being paved over the next few days, and those who planned to drive to the summit for our OWL’s trip tomorrow, will not be able to go past Devil’s Playground. This DOES NOT affect those who are riding on the railway! The visitor center will remain open for COG railway passengers and hikers. See you tomorrow!

Peel House Update: It’s in the Details – Part 3

Last week we showed the photo below and we had a correct guess! Brass window hardware! Nunn (the contractor) has made it a goal to retain and restore all the old details in the Peel House. When you walk in, you’ll see this old brass hardware, even on the new windows. Gary with Nunn, did this on his free time. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated team working on this project!

For this week… any ideas what this can be? Hint: It’s so GRAND!

Peel House Update: It’s in the Details – Part 2

Last week we showed the photo below. No correct guesses! This is the exposed brick wall in the Youth Center and the beautiful cabinetry next to it. The basement is now warm and inviting!

THIS week’s question… what and where am I?
Hint: most of the windows have these!
Hint: these are original to the Peel House!

Peel House Update – It’s in the Details

Last week we mentioned we’re keeping most of the details under wraps until the big reveal in a few months. However, we’re starting a new series called It’s in the Details. Weekly, we will post a new detail photo from the Peel House and you get to guess what it is! Don’t worry, we’ll give a few hints.

First up… What am I?

Hint 1 – it is in the basement.

Peel House Renovations Nearing Completion

It is hard to believe looking at the equipment, supplies and mud outside of the Peel House that we are just about 4 weeks away from completion of the construction!  We have been documenting the construction through photos that we share with you each week and I know how much so many of you have enjoyed seeing the progress.  As we enter the final phase we are going to hold back from sharing any additional photos so you can come and experience the transformation at our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Sunday, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. 

In the coming weeks, we will share with you snippets of finishes, details, and corners that you might otherwise miss, or that might be fun to guess exactly what they are or where you might find them in the house!  We are so grateful for your continued support and generosity throughout this project.  We look forward to celebrating together years of faithful ministry that have taken place in the house and the years of growth that are yet to come! 

Wednesday Night LIGHT

The sun is setting and the wind is bringing in a cool summer breeze. Around you are the noises of preschoolers gathering pine cones and teenagers whispering about their week. People are dressed in sweatshirts and jeans, sometimes even the pastor, and it’s not uncommon to see a youth arrive in their soccer uniform straight from practice. The lights twinkle above you as the beautiful contemplative music brings you to focus on worship. All ages of the Body of Christ surround you as you settle into Wednesday Night LIGHT (Living Into God’s Holy Truth). 

Our new mid-week service began as a way to provide an outdoor worship experience in the midst of a pandemic and a short but meaningful service for our young confirmation students, but it has since become a special atmosphere all its own. Our Wednesday Night LIGHT Service is casual and welcoming, literally a beacon of light to the community that drives and walks by. It has become an inter-generational service where all ages are able to enjoy faith in a different way than the average Sunday morning service.

The service itself is only thirty to forty minutes long complete with violin and piano-led music and contemporary liturgy. After the service, we are offering a special small group for young adults led by Michaela Eskew, the Minister of Faith Formation and our two pastors. The intention of this small group is to foster community and allow for open and honest conversation about living our faith in an ever-changing world.

It truly is a unique worship experience and we hope you all will try it at least once this Summer!

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