On October 4, 1998, Hazelwood embarked on a leap of faith, and mission, by introducingĀ a second, alternative worship service, to be an addition to the traditional service. Led then by Jennifer Davis, and Dr. Cartwright, this service sought to “reach the unchurched through a contemporary style of worship and small group experience.”

Fifteen years later, Celebrate! is still going strong! To coincide with our 15-year anniversary, Celebrate! will have a special Singspiration service on October 6, 2013. This musical service will highlight the congregation’s favorite songs from the first five years, the middle five years, and the last five years of worship. You, the congregation, will receive voting sheets in your bulletins the first three Sundays in September. Choose your favorite songs and put your sheet in the basket on the Information Table in the back of Cartwright Hall. A worship service will be compiled of your choices!

We are also asking the original ‘seed’ members of Celebrate! to attend this service. We wish to recognize you, and thank you, for helping to get Celebrate! off the ground. We look forward to celebrating this anniversary, as well as to celebrating MANY more.

Marianna Gill, Celebrate! Coordinator/Music Director