Sunday August 30, 2015 marked the 50th recorded year of the church meeting in this location. The building is a hundred years old and there is some historical sources that say the church met here in the 1880's, but we only have pictures and church bulletins, letters and newspaper articles for the last 50 years.
One hundred twenty five singers from approximately 10 other small congregations came to share this 5th Sunday singing which included the 50 year commemoration. 10 song leaders lead the songs listed on the old chalkboard, and there were 10 preachers attending from various places in Oregon.
If you had never heard all age groups from one to ninety-one singing four part acapella harmony, you were in for a real treat. The building seemed to rumble with the intense vibration of the enthusiastic voices, and of course the acoustics of the old meeting place helped us all hear each other.
Lancaster takes its turn to host the 5th Sunday singing next May, 2016.
Above: the history brochure that was given to everyone who came.
Below: one of the articles in the brochure about the value and might of small churches.