St. John's original meeting house (1801) becomes the setting for a dinner threatre production celebrating the founding of the Methodist Society in 1798 –– later to become St. John Church. During the production, the city's first Methodists, along with Intendant Thomas Cumming and Judge George Walton and their wives, invite Augusta's 21st-century residents to join them in celebrating an old Augusta Christmas dinner. It's an evening of food and song, dance and conversation, as they might have been experienced by these long-ago Augustans. At the end of the evening, cast and guests join together in a Virginia reel, led by fiddle, guitar and hammered dulcimer. The show has been performed every 3-4 years since the mid-1980's.
by William Billings
St. John United Methodist Church
736 Greene St.
Augusta, Georgia 30901
Phone: (706) 724-9641