HALIFAX CENTER -- A summer-ending potluck picnic will precede the Sunday, Sept. 1, vespers at the Halifax Union Society. The picnic starts at 5 p.m. The service of song, praise, scripture, and reflection will take place at 6:30 thereafter, as it has steadily since 1891. All are welcome.
The Rev. Dr. Marcia Dorey, pastor, will preside. The building itself was built in 1853. It stands near the intersection of Jacksonville Stage Road and Stowe Mountain Road up the hill to the east of the Halifax town office and school. In this week’s scripture, we’re asked to eschew evil for good, to be cheerful, to visit with the lowly, and to sing. At last week’s annual meeting, the new shed and electric rest room facility was celebrated, discussed a repainting requirement for 2014, and reflected on the financial condition which is pretty much holding its own since the initial seed money of 120 years ago. Gratitude was expressed for continued pastoral care, for weekly altar flowers, for our ability to be of service to others, and for special presentations like that several weeks back from our summer neighbor Stephen Greenblatt on "Adam and Eve."