Saying goodbye after 155 years

First Posted: 5/3/2009

Members of the 155-year-old Carverton United Methodist Church bid farewell to their church building on Sunday, April 26, as the final service was held at the church. The building is now for sale.

Phillip Reid greets church-goers at the Carverton United Methodist Church before the final service held at the church on April 26. His father Rev, William Reid, was a pastor at the church at one time.

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Former pastors joining members of the congregation at the final service included Rev. Donald Schalk, Mr. Robb Henderson, Mr. Alan Cease, Rev. Jackson Cox and Mrs. Margaret Reid, wife of the late Rev. William Reid.

The Carverton United Methodist Church was part of the Carverton Charge which includes the Orange United Methodist Church and the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Sunday services will continue to be held at 10 a.m. at the Orange church and at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Zion church.

Leslie Halchak is pastor of the Carverton Charge.

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