Skidegate United Church anniversary coming up this month

  • Apr. 6, 2009 2:00 p.m.

On April 28, 1974, Skidegate United Church opened. One hundred and twenty-five years ago Christianity, at that time the Methodist variety, came to Haida Gwaii. From April 24-28, Skidegate United Church will celebrate these beginnings: the 35th anniversary of the building of the present church and the 125th anniversary year of Christianity coming to the islands. The architect and master builder will be with us for the celebrations. Many projects will be begun, that will extend through the year of celebration. Please take note that anyone who has photographs, letters, memories or other memorabilia of the church’s early days will be more than welcome to bring them along to the celebrations or to notify the church of what they have. Call Vicki, 559-4559.Plans are still in rough, but some dates are firm. On April 26, there will be a special worship service; that afternoon a ‘tea and talk’, sharing, perhaps recording remembrances of old timers and their grandchildren who may have memories of stories; and on April 27 (Tuesday) a hymn sing with Gwaii Singers and other musicians and lots of time to sing favourites, old and new.Come one and all – to help us remember.

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