The Vision of Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church
For the very first time, the Brandywine Storytelling Festival will NOT be held at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church. The reason is simple. The event has physically outgrown the capacity of the facility.
Although we have moved on to accommodate the growth of the audience, and formed a separate 501(c)3 non-profit organization from which to run the event, this little church in the triangle at the intersection of Route 52 and Old Kennett Road (across from Winterthur) was singularly responsible for the development of the Festival.
The Festival actually started as part of Lower Brandywine’s Vision 20/20 Community Outreach Series. The Church will be 300 years old in the year 2020. This longevity reflects the importance of the Church’s mission, and the best efforts of those who came before. With such a unique celebration imminent, the Congregation wanted to ensure that it arrives at that date as vibrant a part of the community as ever.
With that vision in mind, the Vision 20/20 Series was created. This series was a diverse array of programs that sought to inform, educate, support or entertain. All were designed to add value to the lives of both members of the Lower Brandywine Congregation and its surrounding communities.
The Festival was just one of the events on the calendar of the inaugural 2006 Vision 20/20 Calendar. Sixty people attended that very first festival. Today, thousands of visitors attend, coming from over 20 states.
What a wonderful legacy.
Although the Festival is no longer formally affiliated with the Church, you are always invited to join this wonderful, welcoming Congregation for services, fellowship -- and, yes, Stories -- each Sunday.