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Canton, OH, GBC Marks 100th Anniversary

Sep 14, 2004

The Grace Brethren Church of Canton, OH, is celebrating its 100th anniversary with events planned for October 2 & 3, 2004. Here are excerpts from the church’s notice about anniversary events:

Our theme is “Honor our Heritage~ Challenge our Future.” On Sat., Oct. 2, we will meet at the “old church” at 2nd & Hartford, N.E. at 2 p.m. for a tour of the building followed by a mini worship service led by our former pastor, Rev. John Dilling, Pastor Emeritus. That evening at 6 p.m. we will host a banquet at the Holiday Inn at Belden Village. This will be a Swiss steak dinner for $12.75 per person. (Call the number below to make reservations!) Rev. Dilling will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

On Sun., Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. our very own Dr. David Plaster (he grew up in our church!), Vice President – Academic Affairs – Grace College and Seminary, will deliver the worship message at our present location. There will be a salad/sandwich buffet served at noon in the Fellowship Hall and all are welcome! (No cost – just call the number below to let us know how many.)

The afternoon service at 2 p.m. will include several former pastors and associates bringing words of commendation and encouragement, with our own recently-retired Senior Pastor, Dr. Terrance Taylor, as our main speaker. Our Anniversary celebration will conclude with a cake and punch reception in the Fellowship Hall.

If you are unable to attend, we would love to hear from you ~ send us a note! If you know of someone who might have interest in these details, feel free to forward this message to them.

Church Address & Phone: Grace Brethren Church, 6283 Market Ave., North Canton, OH 44721(330) 499-3818 – Secretary, Stephanie Hite