Please join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. for the annual Fall Gathering at Stone’s Chapel.
The program will feature a presentation by architectural historian Maral Kalbian on the history of Clarke County, as seen through its architecture and special music by Ariel Renner and Marie Mawby. Following the program, we will enjoy lunch on the lawn. The Memorial Association will provide fried chicken and beverages. Guests are invited to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, please join us for a special benefit concert. Tribute artist Kevin Booth returns to Berryville to present “An Evening with Elvis & Conway.” The first half of the concert will feature the music of country legend Conway Twitty. The second half will be dedicated to Elvis.
Tickets will be sold at the door only. $10 for adults and $5 for students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. John Enders Fire Hall in Berryville.
On December 30, 2017, the Stone’s Chapel Memorial Association lost one of our founding board members, Betty Racer.
Betty was a life-long member of Stone’s Chapel Presbyterian Church until its closure in 2000. She served as secretary/treasurer of the Stone’s Chapel Memorial Association from its beginning in 2011 until her passing. She will be greatly missed.
You can read her obituary at www.jonesfuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/3385710/Racer-Elizabeth/obituary.php.
Our annual Olde Tyme Candlelight Christmas Service will be on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. The Reverend Susan Catlett, pastor of Brucetown United Methodist Church, will deliver a Christmas message and special music will be provided by the Holbach family.
Refreshments will be served in the Sunday School room following the service.
Best of all, the Chapel now has heat, so you won’t have to bundle up during the service!
Please join us.
Last night, the crowd at the Community Choir Sing, hosted by Berryville Baptist Church and benefiting the Stone’s Chapel Memorial Association, enjoyed some fabulous music by choirs from eight Clarke County churches. You can see a video of the closing number, How Great Thou Art, sung by all the choirs together on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stoneschapel/videos/287927831723416/.
Based on the feedback, we’re planning to hold another Choir Sing next year!
The Community Choir Sing held in March was such a wonderful success, we’re doing it again!
On Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., Berryville Baptist Church will host a second Community Choir Sing. Choirs from all of the Clarke County churches have been invited to participate. Each choir will sing one or two hymns of their choice. The Hymn Sing will close with all choirs joining together to sing “How Great Thou Art.”
Participating choirs are:
- Crums United Methodist
- Duncan Memorial United Methodist
- Marvin Chapel United Methodist
- Berryville Presbyterian
- Mountain Baptist
- Grace Episcopal
- Berryville Baptist
- Boyce/White Post/Millwood United Methodist
Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall afterwards.
Berryville Baptist Church is located at 114 Academy Street in Berryville, one block west of North Buckmarsh Street (Route 340). There is an elevator for those with mobility issues – enter through the back door.
A free will offering will be collected at the Choir Sing. Proceeds will benefit the restoration efforts at Stone’s Chapel.
The 2017 Stone’s Chapel Annual Gathering was held on Saturday, September 16. We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather! Madeleine MacNeil graced us with her singing and music on the hammered dulcimer. Rick Hopper, a descendant of Thomas Hunsicker who was one of the founders of the German Reformed congregation at Stone’s Chapel in the 1750s, talked about his research into his family’s history and how they came to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
After the service, Rick placed a wreath at the grave of Peter Hunsicker, Thomas’ grandson and Rick’s great-great-great uncle.
The covered dish luncheon was delicious, as always. Thank you to everyone who attended, particularly those who were visiting for the first time.