An article in last Thursday’s, Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, announced the special celebration this coming Sunday at the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor). The congregation will mark its 75th year with a special service at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center (MOCC) on Wooster Road in Winona Lake. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Public Celebration Planned For WLGBC’s 75th Anniversary
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary Sept. 30 in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center (MOCC) on Wooster Road in Winona Lake.
The public is invited to participate.
A homecoming celebration will start the day at 10 a.m. and will feature former pastors Ed Lewis, Ron Manahan, Mark Penfold and John Teevan, as well as current pastors Bruce Barlow (lead pastor) and Kip Cone. Childcare will be available for infants through preschool age at the MOCC starting at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will follow at the MOCC and is open to all who attend the service.
Tours of the WLGBC campus at 1200 Kings Highway will take place at 1 p.m. Those interested should meet at the main entrance off the parking lot. At 1:30 p.m., “A History of WLGBC” will be featured in the church’s worship center. This will include a slide presentation by local historian Terry White and two panel discussions.
The final event of the day will be an ice cream social in the church courtyard at 2:30 p.m.
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church began June 23, 1943, when 40 people who had been meeting for Wednesday evening prayer meetings committed to start the church. They met at the home of Don Bartlett on Seventh Street in Winona Lake, elected leaders, and moved ahead with plans for the church.
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