Firelands Presbyterian Church in Port Clinton will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its founding on Sunday, May 22. Pastor Roberta Lee Bella will lead a worship service at 10:30 a.m., assisted by some of the previous ministers of the church, including Rev. Robert Butcher, Rev. Jeanne Gay, and Rev. Mark Cooper.
Also in attendance will be Rev. Dean McGormley, Stated Clerk of the Maumee Valley Presbytery, and Rev. Ellen McGormley. There will be special music during the worship service.
Following the service will be a luncheon to celebrate the occasion. There will be displays set up to show how the church was built and some of the furniture that was built by Bob Reynolds.
There is will also be a video available that tells the history of the church and the stained glass windows. A short program will introduce the ministers that are in attendance and allow them to speak about their time at the church.
Firelands Presbyterian Church is located at 2626 East Harbor Rd., a half-mile west of Walmart.
Founded in 1982, Firelands Presbyterian Church continues to grow in mission and in program. One of the important missions of Firelands Church is Project Linus, a national non-profit organization dedicated to “providing security through blankets.”
Firelands Church also operates an emergency food pantry inside the church, supports local non-profits like Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (bed program), The Salvation Army, Bistro 163, and The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library. For more of the Firelands Presbyterian Church story, visit www.firelandschurch.org.