BY RUTH RICE
Members of Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., East Taylor Township, will celebrate the church’s 55th anniversary during the morning worship service at 10 on Nov. 11. with a message from the Rev. John Weaver, pastor.
A highlight of the service will be a note burning by the trustees.
In 2010, a new roof and new steeple were needed on the church.
Through a loan, donations and fundraising, the congregation paid off the debt of $100,000 in two years.
Former pastors and members, as well as family members, have been invited to attend.
The service will include special music by Carol Gresh, David Price, Stephen Gresh, the church choir and men’s chorus.
The annual church Thanksgiving dinner will follow the service in the fellowship hall.
Summit Chapel United Methodist Church was formed in 1956, when Conemaugh Methodist Episcopal Church and Wesley Methodist Church merged.
The membership at the time was 400.
The church building was completed in 1971 and dedicated on Nov. 27 of that year.
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