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Christmas Carols at United Methodist Landmark

 

The “Independence Hall of American Methodism” invites people to enjoy a Christmas concert each December.

Barratt’s Chapel in Frederica, Delaware was built in 1780 by a Methodist Society. It was at Barratt’s Chapel that Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury first officially celebrated the sacraments of communion and baptism and therefore turned a religious movement into the Methodist Church in America. The Quaker-style pews and intimate space heighten the experience of the 2016 Lessons & Carols service featuring the Wesley College Choir, the Delaware Choral Society and four more community choirs.

“Sometimes I think about how worshippers were singing those same carols here, same notes, same words, 200 years ago, and that’s special,“ says James Wilson, Associate Professor of Music at Wesley College in Delaware. Enjoy this excerpt from the 2016 concert, brought to you by United Methodist Communications. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Learn more about Barratt's Chapel. See other features about the history of The United Methodist Church.

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
Media contact is Fran Walsh, 615-742-5458.

This video was first posted on December 13, 2016.