Kirk in the Woods
The Games Chaplain — Father David Monroe
A native of Atlanta, Father David Monroe studied at Young Harris, Georgia State University, the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Kentucky and Logos Seminary. Father David served as a parish priest for 18 years. He has served on the Bishop’s Council (Diocese of Georgia, ICCEC) and the Council on Ordained Ministry. He was Canon Liturgist and Archdeacon and taught Practical Liturgics and Prayer Book Worship at St. Michael’s Seminary. Father David is presently Priest-in-Residence at Trinity Anglican Church in Douglasville and serves as supply priest for Hamilton Anglican Fellowship Church in Chattanooga, TN twice a month.
In his spare time, when he is not playing at being a flower and vegetable gardener, Father David coaches 5 First Lego League robotics teams in 2 elementary schools in Smyrna, GA and coaches an elementary school Science Olympiad team.
Father David has authored three books: Lift Up Your Hearts (a manual on Prayer Book Worship), On Being a Deacon (a training manual for Deacons) and On Being a Priest (a training manual for Priests).
Stone Mountain Highland Games is very proud to have Father David with us.
The Chapel Stained Glass
The Stone Mountain Highland Games has a truly unique chapel space thanks in part to some special stained glass panels which adorn it. These three panels were created especially for the Stone Mountain Highland Games chapel by Jennie McCook Johnson, the daughter of a former chaplain Rev. Dr. Frank McCook. They have been lovingly cared for by our grounds staff since 1990.
According to the artist there is a significance to each of the panels, as one might expect. The Flames and Cross are representative of our heritage and our faith. The Celtic Cross with a kirk in the background represents or Scottish heritage and Christian foundations. Finally the Scottish hillside complete with babbling brook, sheep and the stone bridge, bring memories of home. Mrs. Johnson said that she created this final panel in memory of her mother who “loved the black-faced sheep and Scottish countryside”.
These unique pieces of art have set our wee Kirk in the woods apart from others for more than 20 years.
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