All members, past and present, and friends of Greenbrier Church are invited to celebrate the church’s 125th year Sunday, June 25.
The church will have its regular worship service at 9 am, with a presentation by the Carol (Deal) Eilers at 10 am about their mission trip to Africa.
A picnic dinner will be served at noon, with the church providing burgers, potato salad, chips, cake and beverages. Person who are able are asked to bring a covered dish to share.
The Greenbrier United Methodist Church was first established in 1879, with services held at the No. 5 Greenbrier center school. In the spring of 1892 a subscription list of donors was started, and the $2,000 needed for the wood frame church was raised. The church was dedicated Aug. 21, 1892, and remains in use as a church today. The church has also served as a gathering place for Farm Bureau, Grange, and 4-H meetings and other community events.
Persons who want more information about the June 25┬ácelebration┬ácan contact Karen Lawton at dklawton@netins. net, or send a text message to 641-431-0486 or 515-370-3891. RSVPs from those planning to attend will be appreciated. The church is located at 2203 J Ave (County Road P-14) north of Bagley.