Churches of God in Civil War is Round Table Topic
Rev. James W. Moss, Sr., will discuss “Contributions by the Churches of God in the Civil War” at the Friday, January 28 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. Founded in Harrisburg, Pa. in 1825, the Churches of God, like many other religious organizations, keenly felt the impact of war as members marched off to the conflict, many never to return. The newspaper of the Churches of God chronicled these eventful times and provided primary accounts for use in Rev. Moss’ book, A History of the Civil War as Presented by the Church Advocate.
A life-long history buff, Rev. Moss has written a history of The Churches of God and edited a history of his great grandfather, S. J. Montgomery who was a Civil War veteran. He is a graduate of Findlay College and Winebrenner Seminary in Findlay, Ohio. He was ordained as a pastor in the Churches of God, General Conference in 1965. He served as a parish pastor and for 31 years as an Associate Conference Minister for Church Planting and Renewal.
The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table meets at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA, Camp Hill Bypass @ Routes 11&15. An informal reception starts at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:45. The cost of dinner is $20.00 and reservations must be made by no later than Tuesday, January 25, by calling 717-938-3706. The program begins at 8:00 PM and is free to the public.