Shrewsbury: Open house at First Congregational Church« Back to Events
The First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Rd., will hold an open house Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., as part of the community-wide Spirit of Shrewsbury celebrations. Events will include tours of the historic 1766 Meeting House, as well as a circuit of the larger facility demonstrating all of the recent work that has been undertaken to restore the building’s exterior and repair the 200 year old steeple.
Designed to dovetail with the Shrewsbury Historical Society’s lectures at the hour, there will also be a tour and demonstration of the church’s 2 pipe organs and other music instruments given at 10:30 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m. by organist and pianist Malcolm Halliday. At 12 noon there will also be a 15-minute handbell demonstration in the Meeting House with performers from several of the church handbell choirs.
Weather permitting, members of the Intergenerational Community Drumming Group will be performing during the morning on the town green outside the church, and a “town crier” in colonial costume will be on hand to welcome all visitors at the original twin entrances to the Meeting House located at the church steeple. Displays about the many vibrant ministries and extensive outreach services of the church will be on view in the main fellowship hall. Refreshments will also be available.