Canaan Community Church set to unveil newly-refurbed sanctuary

Saturday, September 9, 2017

COATESVILLE The congregation of Canaan Community Church invites the community get back to church and be a part of history on Sunday, Sept. 17.

That Sunday is National Back to Church Sunday and Canaan will be celebrating the refurbishment of the original historic sanctuary with a traditional service and a dedication ceremony. The original sanctuary was built in 1869 and the restoration has brought back much of its original classic charm.

The 10:45 a.m. service will focus on the reason there is a church today is because of faithful people of the past.

The church has an extensive history and holds many loving memories of past parishioners. Harold and Thelma Lisby, who held the record of being the longest married couple in Putnam County, and Wade Millman, the gentleman who held his own funeral, are deceased members who contributed to the history of Canaan.

All are invited to bring their stories and memories, or make new ones on Sept. 17.

A pitch-in lunch will be served afterward, with the deaconesses providing the meat and drinks.

Guests are also invited on Sept. 10 for the start of Back to Church Week, with a theme of Now and Then. The service is a mix of contemporary and traditional music and a message of around 35 minutes aided by multimedia and handouts to help follow the teaching.

The church is located at 3517 N. CR 800 East, Coatesville.

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