Giving Thanks for our Roots in Faith

Join us as we give glory to God for the R. Cary Montague Memorial Chapel and remember the many special moments held in this beloved chapel since 1975.  We also give thanks for our lovely Memorial Garden—a final resting place for loved ones.   A virtual Service of Thanksgiving will air via our closed circuit television channel TV970, the Westminster Canterbury Facebook page, and our YouTube channel on Thursday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday, July 5, at 4 p.m. Click HERE to view via YouTube.  You will see photos, hear stories and recall the history of the Chapel and Memorial Garden as offered by residents, community clergy and our Director of Pastoral Care, Rev. Dr. Lynn McClintock.

Our beloved chancel furniture, cross and other treasured items from the historic Montague Chapel will be moved to the new Montague Chapel, part of our new Spiritual Center now under construction. The stained glass windows will be carefully moved to the new chapel on July 15.

Over the last 45 years, many generous donors made possible our pastoral care ministry.  You’ve given to the Chapel and its expansion, supported our expansion to a new Spiritual Center, trained chaplaincy interns, offered educational offerings, provided spiritual care to people with dementia and trained clergy in this important aspect of ministry.  Your vision, support, generous and rich volunteerism, encouragement and prayers mean more than you will ever know.  When we consider the many blessings of spiritual care in this special place, you are ever on our hearts. From our founding, Westminster Canterbury Richmond has grown from our roots in faith, always committed to our mission.  The R. Cary Montague Memorial Chapel has been an important part of our tradition.  As we give thanks for this space, we also give thanks that our mission continues to grow and our need for more space grows as well.  Let us give thanks, and go forward in faith, together.

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