Baptist church offers an ice cream social
BENNINGTON — The First Baptist Church of Bennington, Vermont, invites the public to a hymn sing and ice cream social at 7 p.m. Favorite hymns will be sung, accompanied by Mr. John Riddle, organist of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Rutland and Mrs. Cindy Riddle, organist and music director of the Second Congregational Church in Bennington. Afterwards, visitors are invited to join the fun in the church's Colgate Hall for ice cream and the opportunity to make their own sundae. This event is sponsored by the American Baptist Women's Ministries at First Baptist.
Riddle will also perform variations on the 1872 hymn "I Need Thee Every Hour," written by Annie Hawks, set to the tune "Need," composed by Robert Lowry. Hawks resided in the area and was a member of First Baptist, Bennington, Riddle grew up in the Bennington area, where he began instruction as an organist at First Baptist. He and his wife Cindy have served as organist in a number of area congregations. The couple resides in Rutland.
For more information, call the church office at 442-2105 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit First Baptist at their new Web site www.fbcbennington.squarespace.com.