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St. Albans Church celebrates 150th anniversary

August 10, 2018 GMT

St. ALBANS — With its wellknown bell tower, First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans has become a landmark church for the area. Located at Kanawha Terrace and 3rd Avenue, people have been congregating there for 150 years.

To celebrate this milestone in their history, First Presbyterian is opening its doors for fun, family and worshiping throughout the weekend Aug. 18 and 19, according to a news release from the church.

The community is invited to join them for an open house celebration, regardless of denominational affiliation. The open house is scheduled to begin on Saturday morning, Aug. 18, and continue all day, featuring food, games, crafts, tours and entertainment. Entertainment scheduled for the evening will be provided by the “Presby Pickers.” A catered dinner is also scheduled for the community.


On Sunday, Aug. 19, a special worship service will be held to honor the legacy and fellowship that has occurred over the past 150 years. This service is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. with tours throughout the First Presbyterian church. Then regularly scheduled services will resume at 10 a.m. along with Sunday School classes. Immediately following the services, the church will host a reception with refreshments in the fellowship hall at 11 a.m.

The community is invited to all events scheduled throughout the two-day anniversary.

To prepare for this celebration weekend, the church is asking residents and visitors along with past and recent church members to share their memorials and ref lections about time spent at the church. Recipes are also welcomed, as they represent the past and heritage that have helped First Presbyterian celebrate many lasting memories throughout its history. These recipes will be collected along with reflections to be compiled into a book commemorating First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans.

Visitors as well as church members can submit their stories and recipes to fpcsa@firstpresbyterian.com. For more information, call 304-727-2241.