Caldwell Church 50th Anniversary Celebration

August 01, 2011 | Mary Kelley

Special weekend services were held May 13–14 to celebrate the Caldwell Church’s 50th anniversary of worshipping in the current church facility.

The weekend’s celebration began Friday evening with an ice-cream social followed by a music and praise vespers service moderated by Dwayne Kluchesky, former associate pastor.

Scott LeMert, former pastor, spoke at the Sabbath worship service, entreating everyone to continue trusting in Jesus, especially during trials and tribulations.

During the afternoon meeting Lloyd Looney, a long-time church member, and Betty Jo Bishop Vercio gave a special tribute to Clare Bishop, the pastor during the construction and occupancy of the church. It is noteworthy that it took just 10 months from groundbreaking until the church was occupied and dedicated, debt-free in May 1961. Music and memories by several long-time members were also shared during the afternoon meeting. The weekend celebration concluded with a rededication of both the church facility and members’ lives to God’s service.

Those who attended celebrated God’s wonderful love and care through the past 50 years, recognizing that He is living presently in the temple of His people and that He has promised to come again and take His children to live with Him.