The society will help spread holiday cheer with The Churches at Christmas, a tour of Historic Churches in Lansdale this Saturday, December 15.Visitors of all faiths are invited to participate in this first-of-its kind tour that begins at noon at the First Baptist Church and continues through the afternoon at the St. Mary Chapel, Lansdale United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, St. John’s United Church of Christ and Trinity Evangelical Church.
The sanctuaries of the churches will be decorated for Advent and Christmas and tour guides will be on hand at each stop to provide information about the history of the buildings and the congregations that occupy them.Proceeds from the sale of tickets will be divided among the churches.Ticket sales will be limited, and we strongly encourage they be purchased in advance, at $10 per person (ages 12 and under free), at any of the six churches on the tour or at the historical society research center.Those participating in the tour must provide their own transportation from church to church. Guides and narrators will be on hand at the times listed below. The $10 admission ticket admits participants to all six sites during the times listed below. Visit all or as many as you choose.LHS Holiday Church Tour December 15No programs in January or February After several years of battling Mother Nature and losing, we’ve conceded to the elements.We will hold our next Community Program in March. Hopefully, by then the snow and ice will be gone.
Details on the March show will appear in the February Jenkins Journal.trustees takes stock of our accomplish-ments in 2018 and plan for the new year. (Continued on page 2)By DICK SHEARERWe don’t need the calendar to tell us that another year is fast coming to an end. The nip in the air and the rising tide of holiday spirit is filling the air. Indeed, 2019 is right around the corner.This is the time the society’s board of From the president…Looking toward progress, challenges in 2019Here are the times during which each of the churches will be open. The Methodist and Episcopal churches share a time slot, as visitors may park in one place to visit both churches. These times are also printed on the back of each ticket:Noon-1:30 pm: First Baptist Church, 7th and Broad Streets12:30-2:00 pm: St. Mary Chapel, 7th Street and Lansdale Avenue (on the grounds of St. Mary Manor)1:00-3:00 pm: Lansdale United Methodist & Holy Trinity Episcopal Churches, 4th and Broad Streets2:00-3:30 pm: St. John’s United Church of Christ, W. Main Street and Richardson Avenue2:30-4:00 pm: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St