The Craigsfield Community Church stands amid the scenic hills just outside of a small Vermont town. It has been a source of history, beauty, and nostalgia to area residents for over a century. To passersby, the church appears to have changed little over the years. But if one could look beyond the white clapboard exterior and through the ornate stained glass windows, he or she would see the real changes that have occurred over time-those that lay hidden in the hearts and lives of the church members.
Alone with his thoughts as he worked at the church one Sunday afternoon, lifelong member and caretaker, Stan Williams, has a startling encounter with an unusual stranger. The visitor reveals important information to him about the history of the church, along with a warning about the direction the church is now taking. Stan is shone evidence of the strong moral convictions once held by the founding members, along with their vision for the church, all of which have been forgotten over the years by its congregation. His remarkable experience becomes the catalyst for a chain of events that could greatly impact his future and the future of the church. He will soon find, however, that there are challenges and obstacles to be faced as he reveals what he had learned to the congregation. In time Stan will also come to discover other important information about his own ancestry.