October 11, 2008

Festival to Celebrate Church’s Scottish Roots

First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City is celebrating its Scottish roots with its 25th annual Ceilidh Oct. 25 and 26. The celebration culminates with the Kirkin' o' th' Tartan worship service Oct. 26 featuring bagpipe music and the blessing of the clans. The Ceilidh, which is Gaelic for "party," honors the founding of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake City, the Community Concert Series and Pamela's Closet for the indigent.

Activities begin Saturday, Oct. 25, with an all-church yard sale at 10 a.m. Craft booths, a bake sale, silent auction and raffle are also on tap. At 11 a.m. the Cross and Thistle Pub will begin serving fish and chips and other fare while patrons enjoy live music.

The Celtic band Clandestine will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

Pastor Michael Imperiale, the Utah Power Salt Lake Scots Pipe Band and the church chancel choir will take part in the Kirkin' Sunday at two services at 9 and 11 a.m.

For more information, call 363-3889, www.fpcslc.org/ceilidh.

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