Gobin is excited to be featured in this year’s annual Delta Theta Tau Holiday Home Tour. The tour is set for Sunday, November 24th, 1-5 p.m.
Tickets for the tour are on sale for $8 and are available for purchase at Myers’ Market, Eitel’s Florist, Almost Home, Chicago’s Pizza and from any DTT member. Proceeds from the tour support the philanthropy program and scholarship fund of Delta Theta Tau, as well as programs in Putnam County such as Summer Enrichment Program, GivingTree, Food Pantry, Non-Food Pantry, Family Support Services, Phil the Need, Imagination Library and the Mary Allison Children’s Trust.
The following is the write-up about Gobin featured in the Banner Graphic for the event.
The sanctuary of Gobin Church is one of the most inspiring spaces in
Putnam County and even more so this holiday season. Construction began
on this unique structure in 1928, and was dedicated on December 1, 1929,
marking its 90th anniversary this year. In 1933, the church (known at the
time as “Greencastle Methodist Episcopal”) was reconsecrated in honor of
Hillary A. Gobin, former DePauw President. Since its inception, Gobin has
been host to numerous lectures, including a speech given in 1960 by Rev.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the pulpit that remains in the sanctuary
This year’s holiday theme will feature an old-fashioned take on the
grand tradition of “hanging of the greens” and will include hand-crafted
design elements inspired by light, togetherness, and nostalgia. In addition
to seasonal decorations marked by the Advent color of royal blue, visitors
will be invited to behold a seven-panel stained glass window entitled “The
Nativity” located above the balcony. This original composition was created
by the Henry Heck Studio of Syracuse, New York.
The three central panels depict the birth of Jesus in a stable with Mary, Joseph, and shepherds in attendance. Resting above them are small angels, one of whom holds a scroll with the words, “Glory to God in the Highest” along with the star of Bethlehem shining on high. Located in the heart of Greencastle, this inspirational place of peace and history is not to be missed.