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Celebrating 150th Years

 

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The Fort Lupton United Methodist Church congregation has been commemorating their 150thanniversary in many different ways for the past year. A wonderful musical evening, performed by participants from the congregation, kicked off the celebration last spring. Historical moments were presented during services each month, which were given by long-time members.

 

The Easter Sunrise service, open to all the Fort Lupton churches, was held at the Lancaster Lupton Fort, after which a pancake breakfast was served by the South Platte Valley Historical Society volunteers.

 

Special church history albums were written and published for purchase and distribution. In addition, note cards with the church picture on the front were also printed and available. New banners were hung outside the church building. An all-congregation photo was taken in the sanctuary. There were special guest speakers throughout the year, and story and picture display boards were assembled for viewing. An Anniversary quilt is being assembled by many ladies from the congregation and will be displayed in the Fireside Room at the church.

 

In September, a special church float was made and participated in the Trappers Day parade. On Oct. 6th, a special service was held, with the Bishop doing the sermon, and numerous former pastors and dignitaries, along with the District Superintendent, were in attendance and introduced. Following the service a wonderful lunch was served at the Firehouse #1 for approximately 250 people. Cakes with the church congregation, and pictures of the church on the frosting, were served to all who came.

Jan Brown – Historian

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