October 8, 2017

Brandywine Baptist Church will hold two special services on Sunday Oct. 8 to commemorate its anniversary. A 10:30 a.m. service will reflect the type of service from the church’s earliest days.

Special guest speaker is Terry Wolever, nationally known Baptist historian, author and editor of The Particular Baptist Press, a Missouri non-profit organization established in 1995 to revive the doctrine and history of Particular/Regular Baptists of old, both British and American. Rodney Arment will lead the congregation in acapella hymns and special music will be provided by acclaimed mezzo soprano Charlotte Daw Paulsen, who will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D Major,” one of sacred music’s most uplifting works.

The afternoon service at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8 will feature guest Larry Denver, president of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Pennsylvania, speaking on the future of religious liberty in America. The church’s Brandywine Praise Ensemble will perform a stirring medley of “Amazing Grace” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Charlotte Daw Paulsen will reprise her performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D Major.”

Luncheon will be held between the two services, which are open to the public. Church history will be illustrated in a visual timeline with dozens of historical photos and documents, including the church’s first property deed from 1719. A trivet, with a picture of the church, will be sold to raise money for the church and its works.