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Scottish Heritage Day

Northmont United Presbyterian Church

Bagpipes, drums, and Scottish dancers highlight Northmont United Presbyterian Church’s first Scottish Heritage Day, May 3rd! The 10 a.m. worship service will remember the Presbyterian Church’s origin in Scotland. Dr. John Lolla, senior minister at Northmont, notes, “Early May is a special time in Scottish history. Roman Catholic priest, John Knox, returned to his native Scotland from exile in France. He preached at St. John’s Church in Perth. His sermon sparked a community-wide outcry for church reform that spread throughout Scotland. “The reform sought by Knox, and other reformers became a catalyst for church-wide examination of its spiritual practices, and how they could better represent Jesus Christ’s teachings. Many of the ideas that fueled the Scottish reformation became principles for government reform that later became embedded in the American Constitution,” Lolla observes. “Our Scottish Heritage Day seeks to recover an appreciation for the theological and biblical thoughts upon which Presbyterian faith contributed to American life.” Shortbread, scones, and tea will be served following the service on the church’s front lawn as the MacDonald Pipe Band play traditional Scottish selections. Scottish dancers from the Celtic Spirit Highland Dancers will perform. The community is welcome to join in this celebration. Northmont United Presbyterian Church is located at 8169 Perry Highway, at the intersection with Rolshouse Road, in McCandless. For more information, call Dr. John Lolla, at 412-364-0105, or email at

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May 3, 2015


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