Great Bend Chamber of Commerce celebrates First Congregational United Christ of Christ’s 150th Anniversary with a Ribbon Cutting
Great Bend, KS – The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce staff, ambassadors, and community joined the First Congregational United Church of Christ staff and congregation for a coffee and ribbon cutting to celebrate the church’s 150th Anniversary in Great Bend.
Over its 150 years, the church has served this community. This service has changed according to it’s membership and what can be helped with those needs. This church is welcoming and open to all.
The only paid staff are the minister and organist, with the remainder of those serving the church being volunteers. The congregation is small in numbers and tries to meet the needs of the congregation. The church has historically been a church that welcomes all, no matter where they are on life’s journey.
In August of 1872, a dedicated group of early Kansas settlers resolved to establish a new church in the newly formed town called Great Bend, Kansas. That dedicated group became the First Congregational United Church of Christ. On Sunday, August 7, the church will celebrate its 150th year with a special worship service at 11 am and an Anniversary service at 2 pm at 3400 21st Street. Following the 2 pm service, the church will hold a reception in the Fellowship Hall. They anticipate former ministers, members, and friends of the church will attend. The pandemic created a need to have services on Zoom. The church has continued to do so to further reach its congregation. Contact Pastor Mike Munz to receive information to watch on Zoom.
For more information on the church or their upcoming celebration, find them on Facebook: First Congregational UCC Church; or by phone at 620-792-5346.