One purpose of restoring This Old Church was to ensure that it would continue as a place that brings families and the community together to celebrate special moments. I’m pleased to announce that in 2022, the historic landmark continues to take part of history as a location for 3 meaningful wedding ceremonies.
Thank you to the couples and families who chose This Old Church as that special place, and for all those who partook in the events as guests or support crew.
John and Patricia Coleman – May 14, 2022
John Coleman grew up in Vernon Center. His family lived on Bleecker St. They attended the Vernon Center Presbyterian Church. He sang in the choir, and admired the men’s club’s renown shuffleboard team. John’s son was married at this church, by Rev. Brindisi.
John and his first wife raised their family in Verona. After her passing, he met Patricia at Karaoke – they shared a love of music and singing.
John and Patricia’s wedding here was the first one in at least 16 years, and it was meaningful that he had such a tie in with the church already, one that now extends to their current family and friends. Jay Williams III officiated the wedding.
After exchanging their vows flanked by purple lilacs, John once again sang in the church. This time, ever so fittingly, performing a duet with his Patrica.
Rebecca (Thieme) and Richard Colman – July 16, 2022
Rebecca, a native of Vernon Center, and her fiancee returned to Vernon Center from their home in Florida for their nuptials, specifically to get married here at this site. For Rebecca, she was continuing a family tradition of getting married at the Vernon Center Presbyterian Church that spans multiple generations.
Christina and Charles Darrah – July 30, 2022
The Frankfort couple found This Old Church by searching on Google for “country church wedding”. Vernon Center’s Peg Ward officiated the service. Pastor Peg’s daughter Shannon’s wedding, in 2006, was probably the last one celebrated here before the building ended its run as the Vernon Center Presbyterian Church.