The Fellowship Bible Church of Dedham will celebrate its 170th anniversary on Sunday with services, a sermon, followed by cake and ice cream.
Pastor Stephen Johnson, the pastor of the church since 2009, explained the significance of the church's anniversary.
"For me it’s the idea that God is faithful. He has a purpose here, and it’s just an honor to be that, and carry on that history, that mission. We’re not a social club. We have a purpose here. That we have a connection to the people, who have been here for 170 years is pretty awesome," said Johnson to Dedham Patch.
The church's congregation is about 60 to 80 individuals at present time, with young families.
The present church is the third building for the church, the first was built on High Street, then the church moved in 1852 to its current location on Milton Street. The current building is the second building on the property.
All are welcome to attend the services and celebration. Services start at 10 a.m., with worship and celebrating, going over the history of the church, shared stories and testimonials of how God has worked with the church the years. Johnson will be preaching a sermon on a similar topic, he said.
Then there will be reception with cake, ice cream and time to gather and celebrate. That will be after the service.
For more info check out Fellowshipindedham.org