Jubilee celebration for Corowa’s Uniting Church
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.