First United Church Of Christ Dedication Service
By Cathy Stuehmeier
Saturday evening, April 7, I had the pleasure of being invited to a service of dedication to the renovation and addition by DAL Construction to Friedens United Church of Christ in Irvington where they welcome all people to worship and to serve in any and in all capacities.
The service started at 7:00 p.m. and was conducted by Friedens’ Pastor Stacy Tate, who has pastored the congregation for 14 years.
Pastor Tate pointed out the renovation and addition plans started in 2010 with the congregation’s desire to make more room as well as making it more accessible in order to serve God’s plan under the Pastor’s guidance, and on Saturday evening all joined together in this blessed celebration.
The evening included a number of speakers, the orchestra of bells by the Hallelujah Chorus, a special word by Mayor Gera Sims, and a blessing of the doors by Pastor Tate that will and welcome all!
The ceremony was followed by refreshments as many gathered for faith filled singing by the members and tours of the new addition. Friedens United Church of Christ is located at 307 S. Third in Irvington, IL.