Beech Grove to celebrate anniversary
The Beech Grove United Methodist Church will celebrate the 57th anniversary of reopening the church on Sunday, March 9. Worship service is at 11 a.m. with a pitch-in dinner to follow.
The church was closed for six years before a petition was taken around in 1957 by Hila Brattain and Mary Shokwiler, both deceased, and Helen Knauer, who remains an active member of the church. She will give the history of the church that morning.
At that time, the building had one room with carbite lights and two wood stoves. Today the church has six rooms.
Pastor Fred Brasel is the minister and his wife Faith serves alongside him.
Church members invite everyone to come join them. Anyone with any past connection to the church is especially welcome.
The church is located in Putnam County near the Parke County Line in Clinton Township, three miles south of U.S. 36.
For directions or information, call 653-9815.