COATESVILLE >> Olivet United Methodist Church in Coatesville noticed “Generations of Religion,” a bicentennial celebration final weekend of the missions and ministries of the church, with worship, music and testimony.
“Generations of Religion” celebrations from Oct. 6 – eight included: a Celebration of Group with an open discussion board with native and state leaders specializing in insurance policies; and problems with our group; Celebration of Connections with an open home together with historic shows and a musical celebration of religion with a number of choirs and musicians from the bigger group; and a Celebration of Christ with a Sunday worship service of reward, prayer, and fellowship. It featured audio system from the church ministries and the larger church.
On the celebration occasion final Sunday, Marshall Connor, the oldest member at ninety six, District Superintendent Daybreak Taylor-Storm and Bishop Peggy Johnson spoke and on the banquet, ninety six-yr-previous Pastor Emeritus William Spiegelhalder gave remembrances and assurances for the longer term.
Chester County Commissioners Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline introduced a county commendation and state Sen. Andrew Dinniman, D-19, of West Whiteland, introduced a quotation on behalf of the Pennsylvania Senate.
The bicentennial committee, headed by Michael Givler, Patty Biffen, and Pastor
Johnson Dodla, has been planning these celebrations for greater than a yr. Planning began underneath former pastor David Davis, and continues with Pastor Dodla who joined Olivet in July. A bicentennial decoration, a “Generations of Religion” Reminiscence E-book, and historic memorabilia was out there on the open home.
For 2 hundred years, Methodists have been ministering to the individuals of Coatesville.
As a part of the celebration, church members pledged 200 hours of service to the Coatesville group, which included a spring clear-up the Coatesville Library and serving on the Bread and Blessings free lunch program.