July 3, 2012
July 3, 2012
Sometimes Oregon seems like a young state, other times, like the celebration of the 160th anniversary of the Salem First Congregational United Church of Christ we are reminded of Oregon’s rich and long historical part.
From Statesman Journal, “The First Congregational United Church of Christ, 700 Marion St. NE, celebrated its 160th anniversary Sunday.The Rev. Ed Henderlite, a retired pastor who led the church for about 25 years, returned to give the sermon. He reminded the congregation of its 160-year history. “That’s half of my lifetime,” he said, joking, and churchgoers, who had packed the church’s pews, filled the sanctuary with laughter. Henderlite said the church welcomed black people in the fellowship from the beginning, when it was a socially difficult thing to do. “We realized we’re not just an isolated group, but we were part of all that is,” he said.Henderlite called for a spirit of gratitude as the church continues its path.”
no comments yet
Local Oregon foresters and craftsmen offer Woodturning Blanks for woodworking projects. Display your skills with a lathe by starting from pen blanks or bowl blanks and creating beautiful artwork. Your options expand even more when you consider the options with burl wood and wood slabs.
Finally, if you live in California, be sure to discuss your options at a Sacramento probate lawyer related to your estate and trust. Legal planning is critical, and having an attorney who comprehends probate administration and law will be invaluable!
Stay up to date with the latest political news and commentary from Oregon Faith Report through weekly email updates:
Prefer another subscription option? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.