Calendar of Events

Civil War Church Service

Ongoing Opportunities

  • September 22 at 1 PM

Attend a Civil War-style, nondenominational church service at Historic Rocky Springs Chapel on Sunday, September 22, 2019, beginning at 1:00 P.M. The service will be conducted by Chaplain Steve McCarty wearing Civil War period attire (most sermons preached at Historic Rocky Springs Chapel were originally delivered between 1861-1865). Miss Hannah Boley will play the chapel's antique 1909 upright piano for the service and worshipers will sing hymns that were popular during the American Civil War.

Immediately after the service Historic Rocky Springs Chapel, Inc. (HRSC) Trustee and Preacher Kirk Callison will give a living history presentation on the United States Christian Commission during the Civil War. Though originally devised to provide spiritual sustenance, the activities of the Commission soon expanded into the physical and social realm, making the Commission a valuable agency of wartime relief.

Both Chaplain McCarty and HRSC Trustee and Preacher Kirk Callison are members of the nonprofit organization Re-enactor's Missions for Jesus Christ. HRSC is dedicated to using living history programs to accurately educate the public on historical Christian practices and the impact of faith on American society during the Civil War.

The wearing of Civil War period attire to the church service and living history program is encouraged (but not required). Everyone is welcome to attend! Call or email HRSC at (240) 439-4235 or debbymoone@gmail.com for more information.