Celebrating a Christmas Milestone
Twas the day before Christmas and all through the house, many saints were all stirring, including the church mouse. Fifty years ago, First UMC Graham observed a milestone in their continued ministry and growth with the completion of our current sanctuary building on the corner of Main and Albright Streets. The congregation had worshipped in the Stafford Hall (fellowship hall) building for around 11 years and was finally ready to move into the new finished building - our current sanctuary. As we approach this 50-year anniversary of that special Christmas Eve Service in 1967, we want to invite you to join us in giving thanks for where we have been, where we are, and where God is calling us to go as we lean forward into God’s preferred future.
On Sunday, December 24th we will be having a combined Sunday morning service with a continental breakfast in Stafford Hall from 9:00-9:45 with worship to begin at 10AM in Stafford Hall.
During this special celebration, we will begin the first portion of the service in the fellowship hall and then process as an entire congregation out toward Main Street, down the sidewalk, and into the sanctuary to conclude our worship. This action will literally retrace the steps of our congregation on that Christmas Eve back in 1967. The service will include leadership from the Well praise team, our Sanctuary choir, and our Praise Ringers.
You won’t want to miss it!