By Bruce Stambaugh
A candlelight walking tour of five churches in Millersburg, Ohio is planned for Friday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The tour is designed to coincide with the Advent season, according to Kate Findley, of Millersburg, who is coordinating the event.
“We want this to be a relaxing, enjoyable evening for families,” Findley said. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Millersburg, one of the participating congregations.
Findley said that the churches will be decorated for the holidays, and that each church will have representatives on hand to provide historic information about the church.
“Participants can also enjoy music and refreshments at each stop,” Findley said.
Churches participating include Faith Lutheran, 187 South Clay Street, First Presbyterian, 90 South Clay Street, Millersburg Christian, 125 North Clay Street, Millersburg Mennonite, 288 East Jackson Street, and St. Peter’s Catholic, 379 South Crawford Street.
Findley said people can begin at any church they choose, and tour at their leisure. Maps will be available at each stop to guide people from church to church.
“Everyone is invited to complete the evening at the First Presbyterian Church, at 8:15, for a time of Christmas caroling,” she added.
“This is an opportunity for people to visit church buildings that they may have never been to before. Some people might attend their own church and drive by others, but have never seen them.”
Findley said the five churches were chosen because of their close proximity.
“We wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to walk from church to church. But they also have the option to drive the tour.”
Parking is available at each location.