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Master Storyteller David Sewell McCann featured at Ripley Chapel event Feb. 10

Join Master Storyteller David Sewell McCann on Feb. 10 at Ripley Chapel for an afternoon of stories for adults and kids. COURTESY PHOTO/SPARKLE STORIES

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The following was submitted by the First Congregational Church:

On Saturday, Feb. 10, Ripley Chapel will host a community storytelling event with Master Storyteller David Sewell McCann, beginning at 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 21 Church St.

The event will be held live and will also be live streamed.

Please join the community for a magical and whimsical afternoon of spontaneous and collaborative storytelling with Master Storyteller David Sewell McCann, whose original and inspiring stories will warm hearts and are perfect for elementary school-aged children and adults alike. They speak to the child in each one of us.

Bring your open hearts and imaginations. The church will provide a comfy atmosphere, enchanted stories, and hot chocolate and marshmallows!

Sewell McCann has been immersed in storytelling for over 50 years. When teaching first grade, he told stories to help his students better understand the lessons. He has created over 1,400 original stories for Sparkle Stories and has trained parents and teachers around the world.

Sewell McCann is the lead teacher/trainer of How to Story – providing conscious storytelling tools for individual and community transformation – and chief story spinner at Sparkle Stories –  gentle, thoughtful audio stories for children.

From a grateful parent on his stories: “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say how much I appreciate the goodness, comfort, wisdom, and healing you bring. An incredible gift in our lives – for parents as well as the children. You are making a difference in the lives of many.”

Tickets are $10 adult general admission (in-person or live stream) or $15 per family (in-person or live stream).

For more information about the concert, visit or contact Jane Ring Frank, Minister of Worship and the Arts at 857-919-0983 or at

IMPORTANT NOTE: The entry to Ripley Chapel is located on the Vine Street side of the church. Please use the accessible ramp entrance, and Ripley Chapel will be directly to your right as you enter the building.


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