First Church Rededicates Organ

First Church of Overton Meadow rededicated its organ over the weekend. The cost of the $3.5 million dollar cost has been the focus of a three year capital campaign by the session. Organist Scott Blankinship came and played a special concert. Scott has been teaching organ at the Community College for years.

Elder Sally Davidson hopes that “this organ will revitalize our congregation.”

Sally and the 30 regular attendees remember a time in the 1940’s and 50’s when First Church was known as the church with the biggest organ in town. Over the years the neighborhood changed, the organ fell into disrepair and the church shrank in size. Yet, First church held a strong pride in their organ. So, for the past three years they struck up the idea of raising money to have it fixed.

“It was tough because we had to let go of our pastor during that time and it was hard to pay the bills, but we did it.” Sally Davidson added.

Congrats First and we hope that you enjoy your organ for years to come.

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