When the Rev. Mr. Glen Knecht first came to Union Presbyterian Church, he was a recent seminary graduate.
Later this month, the 89-year-old retired minister will return to the congregation to help members celebrate their 94th annual homecoming.
There will be only one performance of Union Presbyterian Church's annual Christmas pageant this year.
The pageant, a tradition at the Kirkwood church for 37 years, will be staged at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 11.
Prior to the service, Girl Scouts from the Bart-Colerain troop will sing around the Christmas tree while guests are being seated.
"We were asked to make a quilt for the 200th anniversary and this is what we came up with," Arlene Hastings said as she and fellow designer Nancy Hastings displayed the quilt they helped create for Union Presbyterian Church. The finished product commemorating two centuries of the church will be raffled off later this year.
"It smells old," Janet Todd said as she and other members of Union Presbyterian Church's anniversary committee looked through items being pulled from the church's time capsule.
Committee members sorted through the items on Wednesday morning, July 13. Although they already knew what was in the lead box, the condition of the items surprised many.