Lumc Centennial With Service Dec 19Presentation Transcript
Liberty United Methodist Church 1909 - 2009 Centennial Celebration
Territorial Governor, Richard Sloan, is campaigning for statehood with President William Howard Taft.
Arizona Territory, 1909
Not waiting on Washington..
Liberty’s pioneer families, already carving out a good life in the rich valley along the Gila River, had been coordinating efforts to
build a church since the summer of 1908.
Nathaniel Sanders donated the land upon which the church would be built along with $500 for construction. Henry Hammels and John Knight also donated $500 each, while John and Loretta Beloat were among others who donated significantly toward the church’s construction.
Construction begins.. SANDERS HAMMELS THE BELOATS
The Church Doors Open Wide In the spring of 1909, the Liberty United Methodist Church opened its doors. The Reverend S.G. Rogers, a young, single man, fresh out of Vanderbilt University, was appointed the first full-time pastor.
A Community Grows…
Many of Liberty’s pioneer families came together each week for worship and fellowship.
Lydia & V.O. Shepard William & Sara McDonald The E. Carter Hazelton Family The Abraham Charlton Family
And Grows Some More
Fred & Beulah Kaufman
Frank & Pearl Couch Peter & Carrie Van Liere The Hubert Kieffer Family Mildred & Jack Shepard
Regrouping in the 1950’s
Membership declined throughout the 1940’s with the opening of new churches in Buckeye. Minister Gerard Kaye worked with a small but loyal group of members to rebuild membership throughout the 1950’s.
John Beloat, Ralph Wilson & Gerard Kaye
The Next Generation
With Daily Sapp serving as pastor, membership continued to grow throughout the 1960’s.
The Balance Family The Brannan’s The Cambron’s The DeMuth’s The Dunning’s The Elliott’s The Eckleberry’s
The Wonder Years
Kids attending church in the 1960’s were rewarded with a stick of Juicy Fruit gum from Mr. Beloat.
The Gallagher’s The Mancuso’s The Meade’s The Osborn’s The Romine’s Virginia Jones The Shulz Family
Energy for a New Century
In 2003, Pastor Beverly Ritland brought her unique blend of leadership, worship and fun to Liberty United Methodist Church.
Fun at Fellowship Hall
Few restaurants can match the epicurean delights served up in the Fellowship Hall.
100 Years and Going Strong
LUMC continues to evolve in order to better meet the needs of the community it serves.
Centennial Worship Service Liberty Centennial 1909-2009 Our Mission We seek to know, share and witness the love of God in Jesus Christ -to live the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Spirit and practice through mutual responsibility and grace. (John 13:34)
WELCOME Rev. Ritland *HYMN “Holy, Holy, Holy” *CALL TO WORSHIP: L: This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it ! CHILDREN’S TIME JOYS AND CONCERNS CALL TO PRAYER: “I Cast All My Cares Upon You” K. Willard *HYMN “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” Threlfall *GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 19:28-40 MESSAGE “The Possibility of Peace” Bishop M. Carcańo INVITATION TO COMMUNION Confession and Pardon The Great Thanksgiving Communion “Sheep Safely Graze” Brass Ensemble J.S. Bach The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN “Amazing Grace” John Newton OFFERTORY "Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts." David *THE DOXOLOGY *PRAYER OF DEDICATION “He Has Prepared This Place” Bev Ritland REDEDICATION OF CHURCH *HYMN “The Church’s One Foundation” Stone/ S.Wesley *CIRCLE OF CHRISTIAN LOVE *BENEDICTION *POSTLUDE “When the Saints Go Marching In” Stamps/Presley
Bishop Minerva Carcaño Pastor Bev Ritland Liturgist Sally Dorrell Ushers Jim and John Kieffer Flowers Rachel Nondorf Piano/Organ Ed Benoit Trombone Charles Hopkins Baritone Ainsley Matich French Horn Rachel Seay Thank You for Celebrating with Us! Leading Worship Today
Pastoral Ministry 1960-1962 O. Knowlton 1931-1935 G.Western 1956-1960 1955-1956 1953-1955 1951-1953 1949-1951 1948-1949 1946-1948 1945-1946 1944-1945 1942-1944 1940-1942 1940-1940 1939-1940 1938-1939 1937-1938 1935-1937 2003- 2001-2003 2000-2001 1998-2000 1997-1998 1996-1997 1994-1996 1991-1994 1983-1991 1978-1983 1973-1978 1972-1973 1968-1972 1966-1968 1962-1966 B. Ritland P. Magyar Vic Hand Rula Colvin D. Rennick D. Escobedo-Frank S. Marshall Clair Siple J. Sommerville D. Sapp L. Boyll C. Boynton Robert Ray D. Cummings D.Sapp R. Wylie 1929-1931 W. Edwards W.Hartley 1928-1929 L. Carrington G.Kaye 1927-1928 B. Glazner E.Beauchamp 1925-1927 G.Marshall R.B. Wylie 1922-1925 J. Crutchfield T.M Pyle 1922-1922 Earl Cropp L.O Hooks 1921-1922 J. Boon H.Severinghaus 1920-1921 T. Hughes H.Marston 1920-1920 W. Sims E.Kernahan 1919-1920 A. Thomas G.McConkey 1917-1919 W. Gaston A.Kidd 1916-1917 W. Duncan A.Bennett 1913-1916 S. Bockman O.Annis 1912-1913 B. Mobley W.Porterfield 1910-1912 R. Fields T.Ludlow 1909-1910 S. Rogers
Liberty United Methodist Church stands ready to provide a place of worship, fellowship and community for many years to come.