News

  

FEATURES

VISITOR MAGAZINE

April
2015


Archives






 
NEW!!
Download the 
Visitor
Calendar
2015

 



 

EMAIL NEWS

To receive email news, click here.

Visitor News Bulletin Archives

 

RESOURCES

Visitor News Website

NEW!!
Planned Giving & Trust Services

Columbia Union Annual Reports

2012 Special Constituency
2012 Circonscription Spéciale
Constituyente especial del 2012

Calendar of Offerings

 

CONTACT US

5427 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD  21045
Tel: (410) 997-3414
Tel: (301) 596-0800

Office Hours:
Mon - Thur, 8 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays Closed
 

Dale Wright Memorial Church Commemorates 50th Anniversary

By Marci Wright

Members of Allegheny West Conference’s Dale Wright Memorial church in Germantown, Ohio, recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of their current building. Today’s members commemorated the faithfulness of the church’s original founders during a special weekend.

The weekend started with a Friday night vespers when Clifford M. Wright from the Lakewood (Ohio) church presented a message titled “We Can’t Come Down.” On Sabbath morning, Stephen E. Brooks, current pastor, taught Sabbath School and Bryant C. Taylor, a former pastor, presented the mid-day sermon.

During the special day, members recalled the church’s beginnings—when its first members met in homes during bad weather and under a large tree in good weather. They soon purchased a tavern, which they converted into the Berea church and officially organized in 1948. They broke ground on the current site in 1959, and the church was later named in memory of Dale Wright, the church’s first elected elder.

The weekend concluded when more than 100 people converged for dinner and a concert.