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Annual Dunker Church Remembrance Service
September 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The 51st Annual Dunker Church service will be held this Sunday, September 19 at 3:00 pm on the Antietam Battlefield. Since 1970 an annual remembrance worship service has been held at the Dunker Meetinghouse on the Sunday closest to the anniversary date of the 1862 Battle of Antietam. Those who worshipped there were opposed to participation in war and the institution of slavery. This service is to keep alive the witness for peace in the midst of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. The simple service will be in the style of early Dunkers who worshiped there regularly. Some will be wearing early Dunker attire. The speaker will be Rev. Prue Yelinek, a retired Church of the Brethren minister from Greencastle, on the theme, “More Than We Can Imagine.” She has done research on her Dunker ancestors in the Valley of Virginia during the Civil War who took different sides. How they dealt with this conflict in their family may be instructive today with our current political divisions. Due to COVID restrictions, the service will be held out-doors, adjacent to the Dunker Meetinghouse. Please bring a folding chair or blanket for seating. For more information, contact Ed Poling at 301-766-9005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.