The Grace Brethren Church of Fort Wayne Indiana, celebrated its 50th year of ministry to the North East side of Fort Wayne on Sunday, October 23, 2005. (photos courtesy Dave Rosner)
The day was an exciting one with many former members and attenders gathering to celebrate. The theme for the day was “Continuing with Christ” based on Philippians 1:6.
Rev. Tom Julien, the first pastor of the church, gave the morning message challenging everyone to faithfully continue the work that was begun 50 years ago. The activities of the day included a carry-in meal, an afternoon concert with former members Pastor Tim and Jill Placeway and a ventriloquist act by Pastor Davy Troxel.
Following the Placeway concert, everyone went outside and launched 100 balloons with the church information inside.
Approximately 200 people attended the day’s activities, with three former pastors and
several charter members present. Current pastor Bob Arenobine also shared with the crowd the exciting things that are happening and the vision the church has for the future.
The theme “Continuing with Christ” will continue to be the theme for the church in the coming year.