The Guthrie Church of the Nazarene will be celebrating their 100-year anniversary this October with two commemorative services to honor this milestone in the church’s history. The church has been an integral part of the Guthrie community for 100 years, and the anniversary is being seen as a time of gratitude and reflection for the churches’ members.
Lead Pastor Jacob Story spoke about how much this event means to the church’s congregation as they reflect on their past, and the importance of archiving the churches’ history.
“We’ve been trying to track down our roots. We started in 1919 on what was then the Banner Schoolgrounds in a tent revival. We then moved locations to 9th and Warner in Guthrie. Following our time there the church relocated to the Territorial Jail,” Story said. “The historical building housed the church for 40 years before we moved to our current location of 304 N. Midwest Blvd. in Guthrie.”
As a part of this important anniversary, the church will be celebrating with special church services on Sunday October 20th and October 27th both held at 11 a.m. The October 20th service will be held at the church and former Lead Pastor Jim Line will be delivering the sermon.
“This service will be to celebrate our legacy and all that god has done for the church,” Story said.
Additionally, the service on October 27th will commemorate the churches’ beginnings and be held at Banner Park, (formerly the Banner School grounds) where the church began in 1919.
“We wanted to have the service at the park to commemorate our history and invite the community to what is essentially our churches birthday party,” Story said. “We will have bounce castles and a picnic where we will be serving hot dogs following the service. The entire community is welcome to join with us in worship and celebration at both services.”
For more information on the celebration call 405-755-7620 or visit them at 300 N. Midwest Boulevard, Guthrie.