Orangethorpe United Methodist Church:
55th Anniversary

These are some of the members of the committee who made the celebration possible. From left to right: Jean Sahr, Marian McGee, Barbara Johnson, Wendy Lenaburg, Edde Lee Camacho, Valerie Lawler and Zolena Clark. children's moment
During the worship service, we had a children's moment... Joseph & kids
... presided over by Joseph LaRoche. D. S.
District Superintendent Mark Ulrickson preached. charter members
Here are some of the people who started OUMC 55 years ago — Margaret Padrick, Zolena Clark, Mary Edwards and Jan Ault.

November 13, 2010. OUMC celebrates its 55th anniversary.

Here's the message which organizer Sharyl Lewis sent to her many helpers after the celebration was over:

Dear 55th Team:
WE DID IT !!!!!! You are amazing. You are the best "worker bees" ever. So many ideas and so much help. I am so honored to have had you all on the team, all sharing your gifts and talents. It was a great party, especially because of your support and dedication to our church. We are blessed to have you serving here.

Edde's response probably reflects the feelings of all the folks who pitched in to help:

None of this would have been possible without your initiative and leadership. I wish I could have done more to help you and the committee. I am honored to have been able to contribute in a small way to such a lovely celebration!

These photos were taken by OUMC's semi-official photographer, Janice Fowler. Did anybody else take any pictures that day which they'd like to share?

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