As the carol goes “Ring the Bells, Ring the Bells”! A rite of passage for our young children is to take their turn ringing the church bell, both before and after church. Accompanied by an adult, the children grab the huge rope in the bell closet and hold on for dear life as they make the bell ring out.
A favorite story in our church is that years ago the church attic and belfry housed a lot of pigeons. The neighbors used to get a kick out of watching the pigeons’ mass exodus when the church bell rang.