That's right! May 8, 2017 is our 100th birthday! But we don't want to limit our celebration to one day. We're going to be having events throughout the year to make the most of this milestone. Our theme is "Go with God," because we know that our 100 year story as a church is really a part of a much bigger Story. It's a Story of God saying "Go" and people of faith taking up that invitation to join God in blessing the world. With that in mind, we want our 100th Anniversary to be about 3 things:
Quick story: This past year, Pastor Jon and his wife, Lauren got to travel to Hawaii. In the town of Lahaina on the island of Maui, nearly a whole city block is shaded by an enormous banyan tree. This block is a place to cool down in the shade, hold events like art shows, and meet people. It turns out that the tree was planted in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first Protestant mission on Maui. Think about that. That anniversary celebration not only honored the past, but still provides shade and beauty for the community almost 150 years later! That's what we want our anniversary year to be like.
God's Grace and Peace to you all!