United Methodist picnic in the
in Wayne County is planned for
July 7, 2012.
Didn’t know this?
Actually that’s just one item on a year-long calendar of
events being planned by Oak Chapel United Methodist
Church of Wooster that it hopes will bring together
members of all 22 United Methodist congregations in
Wayne County to celebrate their unique heritage.
development of all the special events has been a special
committee led by Oak Chapel’s pastor, the Rev. Robin D.
Dillon, as well as Georgia Taylor and Elizabeth Feldman.
Feldman said that
after getting off to a slow start, a meeting held at the
church on Jan. 31 attracted attendance by a half-dozen
area United Methodist churches, including those in
Wooster, Dalton, Apple Creek, West Salem and Smithville.
The upshot of the meeting, Feldman said, was an obvious
growing sense of excitement about how the churches could
pool their resources to pull off the ambitious slate of
The picnic is
planned to get under way on Saturday, July 7th,
at 4 pm with former United Methodist pastors from
the area bringing greetings. Pastor Dillon said there
will be no formal speeches or sermons,
just an opportunity for United Methodists to celebrate
the cohesiveness of the church. This will be followed by an afternoon of
fellowship and old fashioned family games such as
three-legged races, checkers, corn hole, sack races and other events that
can been enjoyed by everyone. We hope to offer live
music during the afternoon and evening. Check here
later for more on this.
At 5 p.m.
we'll have a huge carry-in supper, with the Oak
Chapel congregation additionally providing hot dogs.
This picnic is to celebrate our 200th anniversary, "We’ve lasted 200 years,
we’re still together and still going strong. We’ve been
at this two centuries here and we’re still doing well
Pastor Dillon hopes to use the church’s 200th birthday to renew the
faith of its members, attract members of other United
Methodist congregations to the church, and perhaps bring
new members into the faith.
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