Church Family Day
Join your church family on June 5th for a special time to RECONNECT WITH EVERYONE! Following worship on June 5th we will gather in the Square for a picnic lunch, music, games, carriage rides and more!!! Come to church in your picnic attire!
Enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by the Home Church Chefs and the Hospitality Committee! Games for all ages! Crafts! Carriage rides around Salem with Steve Allred!
Music provided by the Lower Brass, Charles Turner and his band - The Ramblers, and Brad Bennett!
Can’t wait to see YOU there!
Charlie Turner says that the Blue Point Ramblers began playing together at Home Church as the Home Church Blue Grass Band. At that time, the band consisted of Rick Sides, Hal Garner, Steve Block, and Charles Turner. The group disbanded, but Steve and Charles have continued to play with Charles Thompson and various other musicians in what is now called the Bark Point Ramblers. They play several times a year for various groups in the area. Charles says that they have always played by three rules:
- Didn't practice
- Didn't bring music
- Didn't complain about each other's playing
Brad Bennett is a retired Moravian minister who has kept up his interest in classic rock and pop music since being in high school rock bands and later being on the road in a rock band after his college years. He’s played off and on since those days as a solo artist who toured one of his cds in Moravian churches across America in the early years of this century. He also plays in the Moravian Buns with other Moravians and currently is a part of the classic rock and pop duo, the Rockers, who plays local venues and private events. Brad currently plays music at Come and Worship that meets at the Enrichment Center at the present time.
Steve Allred has been a professional breeder and trainer of Saddlebred horses since he was seventeen, when he kept and trained horses for Aurelia Gray Eller, who was raised in Home Moravian Church. In order to provide carriage rides for Old Salem, Ms. Gray encouraged Steve to come to Old Salem, and was instrumental in his purchase of the Heritage Carriage Company in 1984. Despite Steve’s dedication and love for his horses, Steve lost his barn and 22 cherished horses in a fire in 1987. Today, Steve has about 25 horses at his farm on Glen High Road where his wife Ann gives riding lessons. In addition, he maintains a carriage house in Old Salem on Salt Street where he keeps five horses and two mules to provide the carriage and wagon rides in Old Salem, and a caisson for funerals. When you talk with Steve you will come away knowing four very important things about Steve Allred; he loves Jesus, his wife Ann, the church, and his horses and mules.