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Tabor Mennonite Church to celebrate centennial

The public is invited to share in the celebration Oct. 10-12 of the 100th anniversary of Tabor Mennonite Church. The church is located 11 miles north of Newton.

At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Dr. James Juhnke, Bethel College history professor emeritus, of Wichita will present a lecture focused on the life and time of Rev. P.H. Richert, first pastor of the Tabor church.

Music will be presented by The Brothers Four, and the original pedal organ used in the church will be played.

Family activities for young and old will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in a tent on the church grounds. The Greenhorns will provide musical entertainment.

The 9:30 a.m. worship service Oct. 12 will feature former and present pastors as well as the adult and children’s choirs. The adult choir will sing a commissioned song written by Larry Nickel for this occasion.

A potluck lunch after the service will allow time for more visiting. After the meal, the corner stone of the church will be opened and several homing pigeons will be released as a symbol of looking to the future, signifying sharing the good news of God’s love to others.

Copies of the full color, hardcover Tabor centennial book will be available for purchase for $15.

Last modified Oct. 1, 2008

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