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Scottish Sunday

Join First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan on Sunday, May 5, as we celebrate our denominational roots in John Knox’s Scotland with our 46th annual Scottish Sunday celebration. Worship will begin with a “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan” procession featuring our young ones, the Mount Kisco Scottish Pipes and Drums bagpipe band, and honored guests representing various Scottish clans, societies, and genealogical organizations. We also will be joined by Grammy-nominated harpist Kristi Shade and guest preacher the Reverend J. Barrie Shepherd. The FPC Choir will sing Scottish favorites, including an arrangement of “Loch Lomond” for the King’s Singers. The festivities will continue after worship with a traditional Gaelic social gathering called a “ceilidh” (pronounced kālē) that will include a potluck lunch, our amazing shortbread, and a recitation of Robert Burns’s poem “Address to a Haggis.” All are welcome to attend, and the wearing of kilts, plaids, and other tartan clothing is encouraged.

If you would like to participate more fully, we will gather on Wednesday, May 1, at 6 p.m. in the church kitchen to bake the shortbread, and everyone is encouraged to bring a meaty salad, green salad, a side, or dessert for the potluck lunch that will follow worship. Also, there will be a brief rehearsal for the kids at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Please join us for this very special tradition.

Mòran taing (thank you)!

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