Old Fashioned Hymn Sings and Concerts

On the first Sunday of every month, beginning in May and continuing through December, an old fashioned community Hymn Sing is held inside The Old Rugged Cross Church at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for anyone interested in a tour.

On the third Sunday of each month, beginning in May and continuing through November, a concert is held at 3:00 pm, with a Hymn Sing at 6:00 p.m. Concerts are given by talented musicians who are willing to share their time and talent to help raise funds for the on-going maintenance of The Old Rugged Cross Church.

The remaining dates are:
April71-3:15 pmGood Friday Services
1:00 pmPastor Derek Cromwell, First Baptist Church, Berrien Springs
1:30 pmPastor Benjamin Fisher, St. John's UCC, Niles
2:00 pmEvangelists Dr. Lenny & Joy Wisehart, IN, MI, IA
2:30 pmPastor William Walters, Pokagon Bible Church & First UMC, Buchanan
3:00 pmEcumenical Communion
May76 pmHymn Sing
213 pmConcert - The Redeemed Quartet
22All DayHacienda Fiesta Give Back
June46 pmHymn Sing
183 pmConcert - The Hillsiders
239 - 5Yard Sale at the Annex
249 - 5Yard Sale at the Annex
July26 pmHymn Sing
163 pmConcert - Billy Shelton & ?
Aug66 pmHymn Sing
203 pmConcert - The Prairie Dogs
Sept36 pmHymn Sing
173 pmConcert - Grace Notes and Chuck Wynegar
225 - ?Paddle/Silent Auction at St. John's UCC in Niles
Oct16 pmHymn Sing
153 pmConcert - To Be Announced
Nov56 pmHymn Sing
193 pmConcert - Backwater Revival
Dec26 pmChristmas Hymn Sing
33 pmChristmas Hymn Sing
36 pmChristmas Hymn Sing

All concerts and hymn sings are free to the public. However, a free-will offering will be taken at each event.

Tours of the church and museum are given by appointment. To schedule a tour for one or a group, contact Molly Shaffer by calling 269-362-4347 or via email at

Thank you for your support of this project. Although the restoration is now complete, the maintenance costs are on-going and extensive. Your financial support is greatly appreciated.

If making a donation by check, please make check payable to: Old Rugged Cross Foundation (ORCF) and mail to P. O. Box 41, Niles, MI 49120.