Watch our short Advent and Christmas video! Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKS0a2NRhSU
TREE LIGHTING AND CAROL SING SUNDAY AT 5:00
Our annual Tree Lighting and Carol Sing begins Sunday at 5:00, as we gather round the huge fir, sing secular Christmas songs, welcome Santa, and plug in the lights!
Then it is past the live nativity, then up to the Meetinghouse where, with the help of the Bell Choir and Donna on the pipe organ, we tell the Christmas story in word and song.
Then its over to Jenkins Hall for soup, snacks, and desserts.
SATURDAY AT 4:30
““Prepare ye, the way of the Lord.”
We will learn what Advent waiting is all about as we get ready for the arrival of a baby boy who will be named Jesus.
SUNDAY AT 10:00
“Dressing for Christmas!”
Ever think the Bible might have some fashion advice for our Christmas celebrations? Sunday we will channel our inner fashion police and see! Lighting one candle for peace might help as well….
West Parish Meetinghouse featured in an exhibition at BSA Space, Boston
BSA Space presents White on White: Churches of Rural New England, an exhibition of 40 images representing early churches of the 18th and 19th centuries by architectural photographer Steve Rosenthal from Historic New England’s collection.
These remarkable small-town, white structures were erected by local builders and joiners, and occasionally by itinerant master carpenters. There were no trained architects or even schools of architecture in America at the time. Their inspiration came from traditional designs and from pattern books. In his photographs, Rosenthal traces the evolution of church styles from the early meetinghouse through the changing patterns of Greek and Gothic revivals.
Rosenthal, a well-known architectural photographer who trained as an architect, has traveled throughout the Northeast capturing what remains of these architectural gems. He began photographing New England churches in the mid-1960s. The photographs on display are a personal selection taken over the succeeding decades, including images of evocative survivors in the New England landscape. West Parish Meetinghouse is one of the church gems featured in the show.
Read the article here about the show published in the Boston Globe on Thursday, November 12th.
Your wedding should be as memorable as the reception afterward, so why not celebrate your historic event at an historic site? Why not in a beautiful meetinghouse immortalized in Cape Cod Life’s May 2013 edition (p.50)?