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  • 1. Liberty United Methodist Church 1909 - 2009 Centennial Celebration
  • 2.
    • Territorial Governor, Richard Sloan, is campaigning for statehood with President William Howard Taft.
    Arizona Territory, 1909
  • 3. 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.
  • 4.
    • 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
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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
  • 7. And Grows Some More
    • Fred & Beulah Kaufman
    Frank & Pearl Couch Peter & Carrie Van Liere The Hubert Kieffer Family Mildred & Jack Shepard
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Energy for a New Century
    • In 2003, Pastor Beverly Ritland brought her unique blend of leadership, worship and fun to Liberty United Methodist Church.
  • 12. Fun at Fellowship Hall
    • Few restaurants can match the epicurean delights served up in the Fellowship Hall.
  • 13. 100 Years and Going Strong
    • LUMC continues to evolve in order to better meet the needs of the community it serves.
  • 14. 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)
  • 15. 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
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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
  • 19.
    • Liberty United Methodist Church stands ready to provide a place of worship, fellowship and community for many years to come.
    thankful for the past,
  • 20. celebrating the present,
  • 21. an open door to tomorrow.