From The Pastor At St. Paul's UCC, Freeburg, IL

150th Anniversary Celebration Complete!

Yesterday, Nov. 9, was the last official event of our year-long anniversary celebration. We’ve done so many things – guest speakers, concerts, quilts, banquet, history booklet, etc. – I’d like to hear from folks about what the most memorable occasions were.  What were the highlights for you? Any particular events stand out? Any thoughts on things to do differently next time celebrate an anniversary?

It was a great year, and I’m so grateful to everyone on our Anniversary Committee. Now, let’s hear from you!


2 responses

  1. Teresa

    The pictures are the best – they are worth a thousand words. That and Ken Medema. The quilts are awesome, too. Whenever your name is written down, or stitched as it may be, it makes you feel more… eternal.

    November 10, 2008 at 8:41 pm

  2. I thought the whole year was a wonderful celebration of our long history, but the most wonderful part of 2008 was realizing that St. Paul’s has come full circle – in 1858 we were a church that held to the Reformed tradition of preaching and interpreting the Word of God, and I say “Praise God!” that He has led us back to our Reformed roots in 2008!

    My second favorite thing about the year was Pastor Schafale and his committee’s research of the history of St. Paul’s and the historical tid-bits that they shared throughout the year. Also, the new anniversary book is excellent and will be treasured for many generations. I know they, and many others, put a lot of work into every aspect of our year long celebrations, and they are much appreciated for their toil.

    November 11, 2008 at 11:26 am

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