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Hancock Christian Reformed Church to hold centennial

To coincide with the All-School Reunion weekend and 4th of July celebration the Hancock Christian Reformed Church will welcome former pastors, former members, family and friends for three special events to mark her anniversary theme, "Celebrating 100 years of God's love and grace." The schedule is as follows:

Friday, July 6, 7:30 P.M. Welcome and Sing-Along program. Everyone is invited to greet and join in welcoming former pastors, members, families and guests as we give praise to God in singing, special music, and the sharing of memories from our pastors and members both past and present. John Ver Steeg will lead the program.

9:00 p.m. - Refreshments will be served downstairs with opportunities to personally greet our former pastors and members. Memory boards with historical photos and documents along with a table of photos and keepsakes will be available for viewing.

Saturday, July 7, 10:00 a.m. annual 4th of July program on the church yard. Guests are welcome to participate in the annual event with patriotic songs, skits, and speeches, hosted and led by church education director Jerry Ver Steeg. Please bring lawn chairs for the outdoor program.

11:30 a.m. potluck dinner on lawn.

12:15 p.m. Games on the church lawn for both old and young.

Guests are encouraged to participate in the community 4th of July celebration and All-School reunion events on Saturday afternoon and evening.

Sunday, July 8, 10:00 a.m. Centennial Worship Service. The service will be led by Pastor Newhouse and attending former pastors. Rev. Carl Afman will give the message. Special music will be provided by a choir under the direction of Karen VandenAkker. There will be piano organ accompaniment.

The deadline for numbers of family and friends attending the service and catered dinner are due to Edgar Ver Steeg on June 24. Please phone him at (320)392-5934.