Congregations Celebrating Major Milestones

Date Posted: 11/13/2014

Clear Lake UMC's 50th Anniversary
Rev. Morris Matthis, a former CLUMC pastor, will be the guest speaker on Sunday, November 23 at 6 p.m. at Gateway Community Church on 760 Clear Lake City Blvd. in Webster. This blended service includes hymns and songs in formats ranging from traditional to contemporary, and celebración servicio en Español and will end with Holy Communion. The event will debut an original anthem performed by the combined choirs and contemporary band and a video highlighting significant historical events.  Children will participate in the processional of historic banners and in a special presentation of the children’s choir. (Childcare reservations are appreciated for those 5 years and younger via
Old River Terrace UMC to Celebrate 75th
Sunday, November 16 will be a historic day in Channelview. All are invited to celebrate the 75th birthday of Old River Terrace UMC on 16102 I-10 beginning with a 9 a.m. fellowship, worship service at 10:30 and BBQ lunch on the grounds. Hear testimonies and special music, and reminisce with former pastors at this milestone event.
Trinity East Turns 106
Dr. Elijah Stansell, TAC Connectional Resources Director will be the special guest at Trinity East UMC’s 106th Anniversary Service on December 7 at 10:30 a.m. The event also features soloist Ina Zellers and an anniversary lunch. To include a message in the souvenir bulletin or reserve a spot at the lunch, contact or 713-256-1609. The church is located at 2418 McGowen in Central Houston.
Cheatham Memorial: Looking Back on 135 Years
The congregation of Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church, in Edgewood Texas-Northwest District, came home to the 117-year-old "Church in the Wildwood" at the Edgewood Heritage Park to commemorate its 135th anniversary and homecoming on October 18, recognizing a church building that dates to 1897 and over a century of time in ministry. More than a hundred attended the homecoming, including past members, pastors, and the Cheatham family. The traditional hymnals were sung, intertwined with short testimonials from pastors Candace Barron, Kerry Foote, David Musselwhite and Rick Tate, who were called into the ministry from Cheatham Memorial. This joyful reunion was closed with a chicken dinner served by the United Methodist Men. The celebration continued on Sunday at Cheatham Memorial’s sanctuary with special message delivered by the UMC District Superintendent, Rev. Sandra Smith of Tyler, followed by a fellowship meal. The event featured a video and a commemorative history book entitled “A Legacy of Faith.” Rev. Alan Van Hooser shares, “This blessed and successful event revives the members, both past and present, abundantly.”
First UMC Fulshear Marks 170 Years
On November 9th, First UMC Fulshear celebrated their ministry going back 170 years.  Rev. Mark Welshimer says they see their mission field as the changing frontier of their area and strive to be a leadership church in the midst of growing opportunity into the future.