WOOLWICH TWP. – If you want to enjoy a nostalgic experience to savor your Christmas Eve Day, then plan to come out to the Old Stone Church on Dec. 24 at 3 p.m.
This experience will transform you back over 200 years as you sit on the same benches where your ancestors may have worshiped.
Come gather with neighbors and friends for this historic service listening to the message and singing carols as you watch the organist pump the old organ. Then help to brighten up the church in the closing candlelight ceremony as you sing “Silent Night” while you light your neighbor’s candle.
You will experience all this in an ancient brownstone building, lit only by kerosene lamps and candlelight. Heat will be minimal so please come bundled up.
Note that based on large attendance in recent years, seating will need to be limited for the comfort of all. Parking is only along Stone Meeting House Road. There is no on-site parking.
The feeling of the spirit of Christmas that you will get in this historic setting will become a Christmas memory.
The Old Stone Church is located at the intersection of Stone Meeting House and Oak Grove Road in Woolwich Township, only one mile north of Route 322 on Oak Grove Road. The Old Stone Church is maintained by the Bethesda United Methodist Church (BUMC) in Swedesboro and donations go to maintenance of the building, cemetery and grounds.
For further information call the BUMC office at 856-467-0127.