A May Pole Celebration with the Bruderhof Community will be held on Sun., May 7 at 4 p.m. in Lewis Park, followed by an interfaith Service of Worship at the Old School Baptist Meeting House at 5 p.m.
Children and adults of all ages are invited to join the May Pole Celebration, which is a timeless tradition. After this event, the Warwick Clergy, in partnership with the Village of Warwick Sesquicentennial Committee and the Warwick Historical Society, will offer the interfaith Service of Worship.
Organizer and speaker Rev. Michael Otte of the Warwick Reformed Church calls the service an opportunity to “thank God for the 150th anniversary of the Village and to ask him for his continued blessing on our lives together.”
At least 10 Warwick churches will be represented as they offer readings, stories and history surrounding the development of their faith communities in Warwick. A combined choir will present an anthem under the direction of David Crone, Music Director at Christ Church. Crone is a distinguished director, conductor, and performer throughout the tri-state area. Children are welcome and a special children’s story will be included in the program
“We want to celebrate the unity in diversity of people from all walks of life here,” said Pastor Timothy Anderson of the Pine Island Lutheran Church. “All are invited, whether they are part of a church or not. We have clubs, organizations, and individuals who do so much because they care so much. All of it contributes to a spirit of thanks to God.”
It has been said that the arched shape of the windows of the Old School Baptist Meeting House, with their inwardly bent panes, echo the image of hands with interlaced fingers pointing heavenward – a fitting venue for a community of hope and faith.