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Civil War Style Church Service
  • September 26, 2021
  • Historic Rocky Springs Chapel, Inc.
  • 7817 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD 21702
  • 912-492-4355
  • 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Free admission

    Attend a Civil War-style, nondenominational church service at Historic Rocky Springs Chapel on Sunday, September 26, 2021, beginning at 1:00 P.M. The service will be conducted by Chaplain Steve McCarty wearing Civil War period attire. The sermon will be based on 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, and titled “Strike the Tent.” Chaplain McCarty is a member of the nonprofit organization Re-enactor's Missions for Jesus Christ. Immediately after the service Historic Rocky Springs Chapel, Inc. Trustee and Vice President Maria Callison will give a short presentation on the work of Methodist activist Sarah “Annie” Turner Wittenmyer (1827-1900) during the Civil War. Just some of Wittenmyer's many contributions to the war effort where that she cared for wounded soldiers under enemy fire, pushed for installing special dietary kitchens in Army hospitals, and advocated for war orphans. HRSC is dedicated to using living history programs to accurately educate the public on historical Christian practices and the impact of faith on American society during the Civil War. The wearing of Civil War period attire to the church service and living history program is encouraged (but not required). Everyone is welcome to attend. Call or email HRSC at (912) 492-4355 or for more information.