“Remembrance, Re-Vision, and Renewal” will be the theme of the annual Ceremony of Renewal and Commitment to be held on Friday, February 14th at the Little Log Church in Yachats.
This will be the 25th year the Log Church has offered couples the opportunity to renew their vows in a group setting. Both married and unmarried committed couples are invited to attend. Once again the Log Church will offer the ceremony at two times – the first at 12 noon and the second at 5:30 p.m.
Mary Crook, the independent minister who has facilitated the event since the tradition began, reports that hundreds of couples have come to Yachats to renew their vows over the years. “For some couples it is a first-time experience; for others it has become an annual tradition – something fun and meaningful to do on Valentine’s Day,” she adds.
Local violinist Ruth Mock, will provide music for the group at the noon ceremony. Popular local guitarist Richard Sharpless, also of Yachats, will play a selection of romantic pieces at 5:30 p.m. Couples attending will be given a certificate as a memento of the occasion.
The Valentine’s Day vow renewal has become a popular fund raiser for the Little Log Church, which will undergo a complete renovation in the near future. A donation to the museum of $20 per couple is suggested. Since space is limited, reservations are required. For reservations couples should call Mary Crook, Events Coordinator, at 541-547-4547.
The historic Little Log Church has been a landmark in Yachats for 90 years, and houses historic artifacts as well as being host to many weddings, artistic events, and small concerts. It is located at the corner of SW Third Street and Pontiac in the heart of town.