McKinney Chapel
Flowering of the Easter Cross 2020
Happy Easter!
While we could not physically be all together for Easter, we did unite in our worship.   Residents and guests lifted up their voices and placed flowers on the cross in celebration of Easter.
The Flowering of the Cross:  Tucked under the eaves of the outdoor pavillion at McKinney Chapel was a cross that was covered in flowers by the end of the day.   Everyone in the community was invited to stop by McKinney Chapel and place a flower in the cross to celebrate Christ’s resurrection.   Throughout the day, flowers from individual's homes or from the basket of flowers provided, were placed on the cross.  See the picture at right of the beautiful 2020 Cross.  Thank you everyone for celebrating Easter with this meaningful creation and display.
Lift Up Your Voice & Sing!   We have seen it on TV - from balconies in Italy to rooftops in Dallas - you cannot keep people from singing and this couldn't be truer than in rejoicing the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! At 10 AM on Easter morning, Christians throughout the Vineyards community stepped outside - and with the help of Kirby Colson's pre-recorded piano accompaniment - they sang a joyful rendition of Jesus Christ is Risen Today.  At the end of the song a few shouts of Happy Easter could be heard across the Vineyards valley.
Happy Easter, Vineyards Community!
"I am with you always, even to the end of time"
He has risen indeed.
McKinney Chapel offers an ecumenical service on the 4th Sunday of the month at 10:00 a.m.  Local visiting ministers from various denominations provide our services.  Afterward, we enjoy fellowship and refreshments under the outdoor pavilion
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Group Contacts:
Rev. Beverly Kelly      864-868-4897
Richard Bollman           203-981-8646
Tom Wistar       224-475-2858