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Who We Are

Who We Are

Formed in the spring of 2021, the Highlands Choral Society hosts Highlands Chapel services in the Cold Spring/South Highland United Methodist Church building on Main Street in Cold Spring, NY. It has developed and refined its unique and unifying approach to worship, in which readings and lessons blend with choral and instrumental music under the leadership of Music Director Dr. Durward (“Woody”) Entrekin. We host nondenominational Sunday services and our members come from diverse backgrounds, including Episcopal, Methodist, Buddhist, Jewish, and other perspectives.

Our Services

Our Services

The Highlands Choral Society is nondenominational and welcomes people of all faiths or none at all. Our Highlands Chapel services feature music, fellowship, reflection, and prayer. 
 
In addition to musical preludes, choral anthems, and hymns, a notable feature of the Highlands Chapel services is that, in lieu of a sermon, members of the Chapel community volunteer or are invited to share a “reflection” on a topic of their choice. These topics sometimes consist of interpretations of the week’s readings and lessons; at other times they focus on the speaker’s personal experiences and interests. Occasionally the Society holds a communion service, including a sermon by qualified guest clergy.

 

Sunday School and Junior Choir

In addition to worship services, the Society is offering Sunday School and Junior Choir (following COVID guidelines).

Sunday School

•  Drop off starts at 10:45 AM  

•  Please use the Fellowship Hall entrance facing Orchard Street.

 

Junior Choir

•  Rehearsal starts at 9:50 AM

•  Please enter through the front door of the church.

Developed by educator JoAnne Chadwick, Sunday School instruction focuses on kindness and gratitude through fun activities and music. The Junior Choir, led by music educator Amy Richter, will be open to children in grades K-8, and focuses on expressing praise and thanksgiving through age-appropriate musical activities. JoAnne and Amy are both NYS certified educators with many years experience working in the Philipstown community.  


For more weekly information about our services, check our Facebook page.

Sunday School Junior Choir

Calendar

Calendar

The Highlands Choral Society has lifted indoor mask requirements. Masking is optional but strongly recommended.

 

For the most up-to-date information about our schedule, please check our Facebook page. 

January 1, 2023

11:00 AM

216 Main Street, Cold Spring

Service Leader will be Julie Heckert.

Reflection will be given by Jay Bickford.

Coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall after the service.

(Junior Choir and Sunday School will resume on January 8.)

January 8, 2023

11:00 AM

216 Main Street, Cold Spring

Service Leader will be Julie Heckert.

Reflection will be given by Sister Yliana Hernandez.

Coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall after the service.

Junior Choir; rehearsal at 9:50 AM

Sunday School; drop off is at 10:45 AM

January 15, 2023

11:00 AM

216 Main Street, Cold Spring

Service Leader will be Julie Heckert.

Reflection will be given by Carolyn Smith.

Coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall after the service.

Junior Choir; rehearsal at 9:50 AM

Sunday School; drop off is at 10:45 AM

January 22, 2023

11:00 AM

216 Main Street, Cold Spring

Service Leader will be Julie Heckert.

Reflection will be given by Carol O'Reilly.

Coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall after the service.

Junior Choir; rehearsal at 9:50 AM

Sunday School; drop off is at 10:45 AM

January 29, 2023

11:00 AM

216 Main Street, Cold Spring

Service Leader will be Julie Heckert.

Reflection will be given by Cary Danford.

Coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall after the service.

Junior Choir; rehearsal at 9:50 AM

Sunday School; drop off is at 10:45 AM

Donate

Donate

Please support us as we bring music, fellowship, reflection and prayer to the Philipstown community. You can donate to the Highlands Chapel/Highlands Choral Society several ways:

By Check

Checks made payable to “Highlands Choral Society” may be mailed to us at:
PO Box 273
Garrison, NY  10524
 
We also accept checks and cash during our Sunday services.

By Paypal

Highlands Choral Society is a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3).

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