The Little Log Church and Museum in Yachats will present its annual Ceremony of Renewal and Commitment on Wednesday, February 14th. This will be the 23rd year the Log Church will be offering couples the opportunity to renew their vows in a group setting. Both married and unmarried committed couples are invited to attend. This year the Log Church will offer the ceremony at two times – one at 12 noon and one at 5:30 p.m.
Mary Crook, the independent minister who has facilitated the event since 1996, 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. This year her theme will be “Creating a Vision.”
Popular local guitarist Richard Sharpless will play a selection of romantic pieces at the noon ceremony. Violinist Ruth Mock, also of Yachats, will provide music for the group at 5:30 p.m. In addition, each couple 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. A donation to the museum of $10 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 nearly 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.