Truro Candlelight Service Summer 2016

The First Parish of Truro, United Church of Christ, will hold the second of its three “Summer Sundown” candlelight services at 8pm on Saturday, July 30th. This monthly service is brief – only around a half-hour in length – and offers an opportunity for visitors to connect with their spiritual lives through artistic expressions. The first “Summer Sundown” service in June featured music from Seanie Dunigan-Chang and WeiTsun Chang, a professional string duo from Nashville, TN. This Saturday’s service will welcome Chad and Kendra Moore, a couple from Abilene, TX, by way of Boston, where both are pursuing doctoral degrees. But their studies still allow time to share their gifts for guitar, vocals, and songwriting in an indie-folk style. Additionally, Saturday night’s service will feature a reading by guest poet Jody Rambo, from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH. She and her twin sister, Shelly Rambo, who teaches at Boston University School of Theology, will offer readings from their own works. “It’s an incredible lineup,” says Rev. Chad Kidd, Co-pastor of First Parish; “We are so pleased to bring them all to the Outer Cape community to share their talents. We hope that folks who may not want or be able to attend Sunday morning services especially give our Summer Sundown services a try. There’s no sermon, no traditional scriptures – just a quiet space for connecting with one’s soul through art.” Rev. Anastasia Kidd, Co-pastor, offers that the addition of candlelight to the historic First Parish building is part of the reason she loves these special services. “Think about this sanctuary and how it was built in 1827. Nighttime services would have been conducted by candlelight back then. The use of candlelight today – it’s not only a way to make the space feel meditative, but also a reminder of the history all around us as we worship in this building each week.”  First Parish Truro is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. This means that the Summer Sundown service on July 30th, like all services at First Parish Truro, is open to all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual expression, economic background, or mental or physical ability. The church is located at 3 Parish Lane; Truro, MA 02666.  All are welcome, parking is plentiful, and the building is wheelchair accessible.

July 30th, 2016, Candlelight Service to Feature Poetry & Song