Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tion for Corowa’s Unit­ing Church

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

In October this year the con­gre­ga­tion of the Unit­ing Church - the white one on the corner be­side the Com­mu­nity Gar­den - will be cel­e­brat­ing 50 years since the erec­tion of that ‘new church’.

In 1833, the Wes­leyan Church build­ing was built on this site and was the spir­i­tual home of Wes­leyans, and later Methodists, in Corowa un­til 1955 when the orig­i­nal church had be­come struc­turally unsound and had to be de­mol­ished.

In 1966 the foun­da­tion stone for a new church, a Methodist Church, was laid and the church was opened the fol­low­ing year, 1967.

Ten years later an­other name change oc­curred.

It was no longer to be the Methodist Church but the Unit­ing Church - the union of a num­ber of

Chris­tian de­nom­i­na­tions, but it was still the same build­ing, so 50 years on there is to be a ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tion.

And now in 2017 the small con­gre­ga­tion of this church wishes to cel­e­brate its his­tory and her­itage. Many things have changed in the life of any church but al­ways there is the in­vi­ta­tion to the whole com­mu­nity to come and ex­plore the Chris­tian tra­di­tion. Sun­day October 22 is no ex­cep­tion. There will be a spe­cial ser­vice be­gin­ning at 10.30am, led by the Moder­a­tor of the Vic­to­rian and Tas­ma­nian Synod, the Rev. Sharon Hol­lis, in the white church on the corner.

This ser­vice will be fol­lowed by a light lunch in the Angli­can Church hall at 12.30pm and fol­low­ing lunch the Rev Hol­lis will chair a panel of three lo­cal peo­ple dis­cussing ‘what makes com­mu­nity’.

An in­vi­ta­tion is ex­tended to ev­ery­one to join the cel­e­bra­tions in the church and/or at the Angli­can Church Hall.

You may wish to re­mem­ber the bap­tism of your child, per­haps a wed­ding or even cel­e­brat­ing the life of a loved one.

Per­haps you be­longed to the MYF or the youth group as­so­ci­ated with this church, maybe the ladies guild or the con­gre­ga­tion at some stage - what­ever your as­so­ci­a­tion you would be very wel­come to come along and share in this cel­e­bra­tion.

Res­i­dents are in­vited to help cel­e­brate 50 years of the Unit­ing Church build­ing in Church Street, Corowa which has had many name changes over the past five decades.

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