Historical ties bind city, college, churches

From: The Register Mail (Galesburg, IL)

A faith-filled party of committed Christians came together on the western Illinois prairie to establish a preacher’s college and Christian community 175 years ago. Yesterday, 75 people of the Knox College and Galesburg communities joined in worship to celebrate the labor and commitment of those pioneers.

Students, faculty and community members came together at Knox’s Kresge Hall to offer a Christian service in recognition of the historical founding of the college and the city of Galesburg. Sunday, ministers from those two churches and members of a community choir celebrated their entwined history.

A choir made up from of 20 of Galeburg’s most talented vocalists and led by Pier Debes, Knox Class of 2010 and music director at First Presbyterian, was accompanied by pianist Doug Gibb… Read more…