Area Churches Open Their Doors to Visitors

Visitors prepare to enter Grace Presbyterian Church on the walking tour of Kittanning churches yesterday.

KITTANNING – Local churches were open yesterday afternoon as the Kittanning Ministerial Association sponsored a free walking tour of the houses of worship.

The tour began at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ at 2PM. The crowd then visited First United Methodist Church, followed by St. John’s Lutheran Church. The walkers then continued to Grace Presbyterian Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. They were greeted at Family-Life Church with various Christmas hymns being played on the restored Hammond organ. The tour concluded with refreshments at the Salvation Army.

Although not on the walking tour, Manorville United Methodist Church had an open house to view Nativity scenes provided by their parishioners following the Kittanning two-hour journey.

The Reverend Carl Johnson, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kittanning, discusses the church organ and other unique factors about the sanctuary of his North Jefferson Street Church.