Tuesday, December 8, 2015
125th Anniversary at Pleasant Grove
By Elaine Hibner
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the building of the first church at Pleasant Grove, 900 Pleasant Grove Road, Red Lion, PA. Bible study and preaching services were held as early as 1868, but no church was built until 1890.
In honor of this event and throughout 2015 we have had several special programs. We started on June 6 with a musical jamboree with food and entertainment for everyone. The musical groups “Greatly Blessed,” “Delta Road String Band,” and “Total Surrender” provided our entertainment which was enjoyed by all.
On Sunday, June 14 our district superintendent, Rev. Dr. Charles Salisbury, blessed us with his presence. In July and August two of our former pastors, Rev. Ersel Staples and Rev. Joseph Yorks were with us. In October Rev. Jeffrey Slemp was with this and in November we had a special service with Bishop Jeremiah J. Park and his wife with us. As a congregation we were truly blessed with these services. After the services we celebrated with a luncheon and enjoyed meeting and sharing with everyone. The Lord has truly blessed us with his presence over the years.