Rooted in the past with a vision for our future:
Growing in Faith,
Singing in Hope,
Acting in Love.
We are celebrating 125 years of our faith community on February 20, 2011.
Four pieces of stained glass remain from the original windows of the Benedict Memorial Church. They were in the possession of the Mussmann family, and have now been beautifully joined in a light box designed by architect, artist, and church member, Paula Thomaz Swanson.
The banners on the Copeland Room wall in the sanctuary were designed by Martha Meeks in 1969. The banner, “Action,” was given in the memory of Frances McCoy, mother of Phyllis Barclay, who for many years prior to her death in 1971, attended our church while visiting the Barclays. Remembered by many as a deeply committed Christian, and always concerned about others, Mrs. McCoy epitomized the word “action” found in the banner given in her memory. In 1972, friends contributed a banner in memory of Anita (Malone) Shaffer’s parents. Based on Psalm 24, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,” it is called “The Earth Established on the Seas.” Chi Rho is a black cross inscribed in a circle, which has black and white lines suggesting sections of a globe.… Continue
Benedict Memorial Church
Likeness of Sanctuary and Community Buildings
During History Month, the Children in Worship group created models of the three buildings used for worship, education, and mission.
Hanging in the Owens Community Building, you will see a charcoal drawing of the Benedict Memorial Church, a felt cut out of the Carriage House, and a wood framed likeness of the sanctuary and community buildings where we gather each week.
The children had a great time learning about our past, celebrating what we do, and dreaming of the future.
Read the articles written by the Building Committee during the planning and construction of the Owens Community Building and Miller Gathering Hall.