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November 10 @ 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Adult Forum Series
Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Parish House Forum Room
Join historian Randy Harris for an illustrated presentation that explores the evolution of our historic campus and our worship space from the earliest construction in the 1750s through the late 1800s when the basic core of the church was completed.
Did you know there is no definitive image—no photo, sketch or map—that shows the exact location and the actual appearance of our first church building near the corner of Duke and Orange Streets? The image shown here is a rendering discovered by a Lancaster historian in the mid-20th century within the archives of Lambeth Palace in London. Church historians are uncertain who drew it, how it got to England, and whether or if our original stone church was built along these lines.
Randy Harris is an independent consulting historian specializing in historic preservation and community development. He is a Partner in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, a program of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, which validates research into historic properties with connections to the Underground Railroad. Since 2003, he has been responsible—directly or in collaboration with other historians—for the designation of 21 of the approximately 55 sites in Pennsylvania included in the Network to Freedom.
This fall’s 275th Anniversary Forum Series is a way of exploring, in penitence and faith, our own personal and national life today in the light of the witness and struggles of those fellow saints, former parishioners of Saint James.
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM in the Parish House Forum Room, we engage different topics and facilitators as we seek to deepen our knowledge of God. We continue to explore many different topics relevant to our faith and forums are led by clergy and lay leaders. For more information about Forums, email Fr. Rick.