Centennial 2016

A lot has happened in 100 years!
Since our church was founded in 1916, the world has certainly changed and so have we!
More about church history…



 
 

Celebrating and Changing!
We collected pictures from a hundred years and packaged them into our Centennial book "Our First 100 Years."

What a journey we've been on together!

We still have a few copies of the book left, so contact us if you'd like a copy.

 
We have begun renovating our backyard, creating a family- and kid-friendly peace garden and labyrinth. Our friend Dan Blossom developed a beautiful landscape design, and Randy Blossom was instrumental in laying concrete for the labyrinth.

Stop by for a visit to see the transformation taking place. Donate now to help bring this to fruition.

With the help of Kitsap County, we installed rain gardens to improve drainage around our building and reduce runoff of stormwater.
We replaced our old painted doors with some beautiful new wooden doors to welcome people in.
We gave the church a needed new coat of exterior paint and a fresh new color.
We also installed new energy-efficient windows in Stuart Hall and the Rainbow Room.


 

A Time for Gratitude

We took this opportunity to say thank you to our friends and neighbors.

In particular, we were pleased to give a Peace Candle and a Certificate of Appreciation to the Suquamish Tribe, expressing our gratitude for their friendship and support over these last one hundred years.


 

Our Birthday Party on April 24

What a fun day we had celebrating our centennial on Sunday, April 24, 2016! This was the 100th anniversary of the first recorded meeting of the church board.

Many people worked on the preparations, putting in a lot of effort to spruce up the church interior and exterior, and a fresh layer of gravel was laid in the parking lot. Thank you all!

We were joined in the worship service that day by conference minister Rev. Mike Denton, Unity's minister Rev. Karen Hamilton, our former minister Rev. Dick Kroll, as well as many former members and long-time friends.

Afterward, we were tremendously honored when Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, graced us with a traditional song.

We enjoyed birthday cake and other refreshments provided by the fabulous kitchen crew. We renewed acquaintances and perused the timeline, old photos and newspaper articles. We picked up commemorative new mugs, as well as old mugs filled with treats.

Kids in Concert provided wonderful music.

Thank you all!

We then gathered in the garden for a blessing of the earth and the peace garden and labyrinth that are to come.
 

Celebrations are Continuing!
 
For your lasting enjoyment, we have a Centennial Mug that was designed by our own Robert Clifton.

Thank you for being part of our community!





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