The Rev. Dr. Anne Curtin to be guest preacher on domestic violence

The Church of St. John in the Wilderness has announced that the Rev. Dr. Anne Curtin will be the guest preacher on Sunday, January 30th at the 10 a.m. service. She will also give a presentation at the end of coffee hour following the service entitled Hope for the Journey: The Church and Domestic Violence Victims. Domestic violence is the single major cause of injury to women, exceeding muggings, murders, rapes and car accidents. Healing A Woman;s Soul, Inc, a new ministry founded by Rev. Curtin, equips parishes to help domestic violence victims heal. The Rev. Curtin is a former teacher and attorney, and is an Episcopal Priest. Her presentation will teach those present how to help victims to recover physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

The Church of St. John in the Wilderness (Episcopal) is in Copake Falls, New York, at the northern end of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. The Rev John P. Thompson is Rector. The church building, built in 1852, was designed by Richard Upjohn, architect of Trinity Church on Wall Street, New York, and founding president of the American Institute of Architects. The church has 70 members and serves the Roe Jan area of eastern Columbia County. The church is located on State Route 344 in Copake Falls, on the road to Bash Bish Falls.

Contact: Lucy Eldridge, 518-329-0530