Larchmont Avenue Church Turns 100
05 Sep, 2013
By Loop Contributor
Larchmont Avenue Church is turning 100–and announces a year-long series of events for the whole community:
- Sunday, September 15th at 11:00 am: LAC Homecoming Block Party Come join the LAC church family for fun, music and food as we kick off our yearlong Centennial Celebration. All are encouraged to participate in our “Raise Your Hand” community service project where LAC donates 2014 hours of community service to needy organizations.
- Sunday, October 20th at 10:00 am: The Exodus Re-enacted The Exodus comes to life! During Sunday worship and afterward at a special Near Eastern luncheon affair, we will act out the story of enslavement, escape and freedom as Moses leads his people toward the Promised Land. Young and old alike will participate and enjoy this intergenerational event. Join the service and live the story.
- Tuesday, December 24th at 5:00 pm, 8:00 & 11:00 pm: Christmas Eve Service -Power down and plug into the electricity of LAC music and worship on this very special night. There is something for everyone. At 5:00 pm we invite families and younger children to join in a lively and interactive re-telling of the Christmas Story. Our 8:00 pm service will be a special musical experience celebrating the resounding joy of Christmas, “Gloria in Excelsis Deo!” Or ring in Christmas morning with LAC as we light candles, sing hymns, and join in communion at our more contemplative service beginning at 11:00 pm.
- Saturday, February 8th at 5:00 pm: LAC Silent Movie Throwback100-watt Dolby Surround Sound? That’s nothing compared to LAC’s 3,000-pipe organ! Come see a fun, not-so-silent movie with a powerful soundtrack played by seven-time Grammy Award winning organist, Dorothy Papadakos.
- Sunday, March 2nd at 3:00 pm: LAC Centennial Concert
Get front row seats for the whole family at LAC’s music event of the year. Our 10-piece Orchestra, The LAC Symphonia, will move you with the stirring sounds of Brahms, Bach and Beethoven as well as innovative and interesting pieces. You won’t want to miss this concert highlighting the exceptional talents of our gifted Larchmont musicians!
- Throughout the year: LAC’s Youth Ministry asks “Why Church?” What better time than our 100th year birthday to ask the hard question of “Why Church?” Middle School and High School youth will be gathering for fellowship, community service and engaging in conversations on this topic all year. Through film, off-site retreats, service experiences with the homeless and hungry, we will be exploring the difference faith makes in our lives and the lives of others.
photo: courtesy Larchmont Historical Society