In the spring of 1959, who could possibly have imagined what the next sixty years would hold? Only God.
June 9 (Pentecost Sunday), we celebrated Harvard Avenue Christian Church turning SIXTY this year!
From our first worship service (Palm Sunday 1959) til now, God has led, inspired, challenged, comforted, built, and restored the people and the ministry and the witness at 5502 S Harvard Avenue. At Pentecost 2019, we celebrated with worship, music, prayer, communion, a special offering to support New Church ministries, and wrapped it up with a great picnic and fellowship celebration.
You can read or listen to the sermon and worship music on our SERMONS page.
Enjoy this photo slideshow of the day!
Here are the ’60 Years in 60 Seconds’ video history highlights, offered each week leading to Celebration Sunday:
YOU are part of the story of Harvard Avenue Christian Church.
To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we invited anyone from first-timers to long-timers, via our Storytelling Stations or email to our storygatherers, to share a Harvard Avenue Highlight:
– a funny moment; or
– a special event, class, or song; or
– a person (now or then) who influenced you; or
– a significant worship moment; or
– how you were helped in a time of need; or
– a lesson that sticks with you; or
– just a nod to someone that makes this place, and your faith, what it is.
Read the Highlights we gathered!
See the June Faith Matters newsletter to read our staff’s reflections.
Life on The Ave is a good one. We celebrate every day we have to Be Loved, Believe, and Become together. Here’s to the next 60!