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Washington Church Celebrates 100 Years


Reminiscing and fellowship marked the weekend the people of First Christian Reformed Church in Everett, Wash., gathered to celebrate 100 years of God’s faithfulness.

Church members with a banner commemorating 100 years, from left: Debbie Medema, Margie Fondse, Kathy Medema, Karen Schrier, Adria DeGroot, Amy Stebbins.

The weekend kicked off July 23 with an ice cream social. A special Sunday worship service included a message from First’s current pastor, Rev. Jim Wiersum, who preached about God’s faithfulness from Lamentations 3:22-24.

Following the service, church members and friends gathered for a luncheon and a time of fellowship that included reminiscing and sharing.

“As I have said on occasion, the church’s 100th anniversary is not just a celebration of what God has done, but a bold act of faith towards what God will do in the future. . . . I believe God has given us the task of being a Reformed witness in the midst of our community,” said Wiersum.

Church members received a centennial edition of their church newsletter, which included a brief history of the church and notes from former pastors.

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