75th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

November 18, 2022 5:00pm

Kirk in the Hills was organized and incorporated on November 23, 1947. Our church, patterned after Scotland’s famed Melrose Abbey, is probably one of the last great structures in America to be built in the classic Gothic tradition. It formally opened its doors for worship on November 29, 1958. Our 75th Anniversary Celebration weekend begins with two Scottish-themed dinners on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 in the Refectory. Both evenings will feature our Scottish Heritage with a bagpipe procession, the Ruffwater String Band, Scottish Highland Dancers and festive music and activities. Our anniversary celebration will conclude on Sunday, November 20 with a special worship service that will include the Kirkin O’ the Tartan ceremony, bagpiper, and the Alma College Pipe Band. We are delighted that The Rev. Dr. Norman M. Pritchard, Pastor Emeritus, will be our guest preacher that morning. Included in the service will be several unique commissioned music pieces for the choir and for the carillon. After the worship service, everyone is invited to a complimentary strolling brunch in the Refectory.

 


Weekend Details

November 18 • Scottish-Themed Evening

Kirk Refectory
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Adults $40
Children 4–12 $15
Children 3 and under, no charge


Menu
Shepherd’s Pie, Bistro Mac & Cheese, Rolls, Salad, Anniversary Cake


Scottish Entertainment Presented by:
Scottish Highland Dancers
Terry Bradley, Piper
Glen Morningstar and the Ruffwater String Band


Limited Seating
Reservations Required
For individuals wishing to be seated together, reservation must be submitted for entire group accompanied by one remittance payment.

November 19 • Scottish Dinner with Wine- Sold Out

Saturday evening is now sold out but tickets still remain for Friday evening.

Kirk Refectory
5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
$65 per person


Menu
Braised Beef Pot Roast
Whipped Potatoes and
Root Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, Anniversary Cake and Wine


Scottish Entertainment Presented by:
Scottish Highland Dancers
Terry Bradley, Piper
Glen Morningstar and the Ruffwater String Band


Limited Seating
Reservations Required

For individuals wishing to be seated together, reservation must be submitted for entire group accompanied by one remittance payment.

November 20 • Anniversary Worship Service

Kirk Sanctuary
10:00 a.m.


Message
The Rev. Dr. Norman M. Pritchard Pastor Emeritus Kirk in the Hills


Commissioned Anthem
Composed and Directed by Paul Mealor,
Renowned Composer and
Professor of Composition,
University of Aberdeen, Scotland


Kirkin O’ the Tartan


Anniversary Brunch
Kirk Refectory
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
All Are Welcome
Complimentary

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