Grant United Methodists will celebrate 125 years as a congregation
On Sunday, Sept. 18, the church will celebrate their quasquicentennial with worship, catered meal and remembrance.
By Jan Rahn
A special event will be taking place at the Grant United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept 18, when the congregation celebrates 125 years in ministry.
Following worship at 10 a.m., the celebration will continue with a catered dinner and a time for remembrance in the afternoon.
Returning to deliver the morning’s message is former pastor of the Grant UMC, Rev. Harold Backus.
Rev. Backus pastored the church for several years and is now in Grand Island. Those who have been members of the United Methodist (Methodist or Evangelical United Brethren) Church for 50, 60 or more years will receive special recognition.
An ice cream social will be held in the afternoon and parishioners can visit with former pastors Julian Miguel, Sharee Johnson and Sally Ruggia-Haden who are making plans to attend.
Memorabilia and photos will be on display. New souvenir ornaments depicting the cross and flame logo of the UMC will be available for purchase as a keepsake of the 125th celebration.
Watch for further details about the anniversary of the church in next week’s issue.