Boehm’s Church kicked off the 275th anniversary celebrations by unveiling the Anniversary Banner on Sunday, January 11th during the worship service. The children helped Pastor Bill pull down the cover cloth to reveal a 12 ft. banner that highlights this momentous milestone.
During the entire month of February, 2015, the church hosted an historical display at the Blue Bell Branch of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library (WVPL). The display highlighted documents, photographs and artifacts of interest regarding Boehm’s Church’s long and illustrious history.
Celebrating the Weddings of Boehm's Church, June 2015! Boehm’s Church celebrated its marriages from over the years! There was a special worship service on Sunday, June 14th (there’s something about June weddings!) that recognized and lifted up these blessed unions. For this joyful occasion there was a display of pictures and mementos from weddings that have taken place at the church over the decades.
Celebrating Our Cemeteries
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Boehm’s Church was honored to host the Colonial Churches Group on Wednesday, June 24th and provided a forum for a discussion about the opportunities and concerns that cemeteries bring to the churches that maintain them. There was a panel of knowledgeable speakers addressing topics such as:
- The changing norms in funeral practices and implications for the church.
- The role and formation of cemetery societies.
- Celebrating the cemetery in outreach and evangelism to the community.
The panel of guest speakers included Ms. Carol Yaster, the president of the board of directors of the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery; Mr. John A. Dougherty, a licensed funeral director with R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home; and Mr. Al Slingluff. Al shared with the participants some of the developments happening here at Boehm’s Church regarding the cemetery.
The Colonial Churches Group, which meets twice a year, was founded by the Rev. Bob Calvert and provides a forum for the clergy, members and friends of colonial era churches in the greater Wissahickon area to gather and learn about the history of the member churches and the issues common to them.