Celebrating Our Centennial

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One hundred years ago a visionary group of Christians responded to God’s call to love and serve by founding a church at 61st Street and Ward Parkway. Over the first 100 years, thousands of children, youth and adults have been embraced by the life-changing love of God through this congregation. Dynamic preaching, stellar music, and the gorgeous sanctuary have spiritually empowered the congregation to reach out to the world through mission and service.

This year, we will celebrate our first 100 years and look forward to the next 100, with the goals of welcoming the next generation into the life changing love of God; providing a spiritual home for all people, where lives intersect and grace is present; and empowering all to become God’s good news.

Centennial Events

Check back here for more information on events to celebrate our Centennial, staring with:

Sun., Jan. 3 – The 100th anniversary of its first worship service. Join us at 9:01, 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. to hear voices of three former senior ministers, Dr. Gene Brice, Dr. Bob Cueni and Dr. Glen Miles, to celebrate our centennial as a church, and look forward to the next 100.

Thurs., Jan 28 – A Live Worth Living with David Brooks and Miroslav Volf. What makes for a life worth living? And how do you decide on an answer? David Brooks asked those questions in his best-selling book The Second Mountain. At Yale University, professor Miroslav Volf pioneered the most popular course on campus to wrestle with those questions. More information here.

History Timeline

Take a look back at the church’s first 100 years!