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.