A special worship service will be held Sunday October 17 at 10:15am (CT) at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church for the dedication of the sanctuary cross to the glory of God. This beautiful memorial celtic cross was designed, built, and installed by local artist Curt Schmitt. Curt is a resident of New Harmony and well known in his community as a master wood worker and owns his own cabinet shop.
The cross is made of hackberry wood and stained to match the sanctuary. Creating the curvature for the Celtic circle was the greatest challenge in this more than 100 hour project. The cross is suspended from the ceiling. This modern look blends into the classic look of the sanctuary. Funds for the memory of Dr. William Kennedy, former clerk of session, were used for this project. The completion of this cross is the fulfillment of one of his dreams for the Mount Vernon church.