William Street Church moves enthusiastically into its Third Century

During 2018 William Street Church had the pleasure of celebrating its 200th anniversary.  The church, led by Pastor Julie Carmean, is determined that the church takes the anniversary events as a proud celebration and moves forward energetically into its third century.  The church wishes to move ahead not only through its vibrant Sunday morning worship services but also through everything it does to assist people in the city of Delaware.  Odyssey 201 has been coined to encourage everyone associated with the church to look forwards.

As a preliminary to the anniversary celebrations the Brass Band Of The Western Reserve presented a concert at Hayes High School in November, 2017.  BBWR is directed by Dr Keith M Wilkinson, a Delaware resident and member of William Street Church.  In recent weeks the band has traveled far, taking its music to many places including Shaker Heights, Rocky River, Medina, Hiram College and Malone University. The church is delighted to welcome BBWR back to Delaware as it presents a celebratory concert in Gray Chapel, Ohio Wesleyan University, on June 8th.  Gray Chapel is not only a wonderful auditorium but its use for this special concert will celebrate the fact that OWU became established as a result of a vision of early members of William Street Church.

William Street Church and BBWR are delighted that Professor Larry Griffin of OWU, a trumpet soloist of world-wide fame, will honor us by performing solos with the band.  We are all excited at this prospect.

The concert is at 7:00 pm on June 8th at Gray Chapel and because we want as many people as possible to join the celebration there is no charge for admission.

Free Concert
June 8, 7:00 pm
Gray Chapel, Ohio Wesleyan University



BE THE CHURCH. Protect the environment. Care for the poor. Forgive often. Reject racism. Fight for the powerless. Share earthly and spiritual resources. Embrace diversity. Love God. Enjoy this life. -Shared by Pastor Julie

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Here is our statement of welcome, printed every week in our Sunday bulletin: William Street Church is a community of Christ-followers growing in love of God and neighbor. We believe every person is of sacred worth and created in God's image. We commit to Jesus' example of inclusive love, care, and intentional hospitality with persons of every race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, faith story, physical or mental ability, economic status, or political perspective. It is our goal to love God with our whole lives and to love one another as God loves us. Jesus said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This we believe and strive to practice.William Street Church is a community of Christ-followers growing in love of God and neighbor. We believe every person is of sacred worth and created in God's image. We commit to Jesus' example of inclusive love, care, and intentional hospitality with persons of every race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, faith story, physical or mental ability, economic status, or political perspective. It is our goal to love God with our whole lives and to love one another as God loves us. Jesus said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This we believe and strive to practice!