Site: Alton L. Collins Retreat Center
Dates: 8/20/2020 - 8/20/2020
This unique program has been inspiring and entertaining participants for over 11 years now! Each session is different, but the format is always the same: we gather in the Chapel to sing a diverse selections of “great hymns,” both old and new, as well as hear stories and insights about the music, poetry, and theology of our heritage of congregational song--all mixed together with a healthy dose of amusing anecdotes and historical trivia. The founder and leader of the series is the Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett, an ardent lover of all things hymn-related. The musical morning is followed by a delicious luncheon prepared from scratch by the Center’s fabulous Chef Vanessa Allen, served in the spacious dining room overlooking the meadow and forest. After lunch, guests can explore the grounds and facilities, shop the Ten Thousand Villages gift shop, or relax in the cozy library. View or download a brochure below with all the details (you can also view a short video about the Great Hymns series).