From staff reports
Waco Central Christian Church will celebrate 151 years of ministry on Saturday and Sunday.
Originally scheduled for last year, the full weekend of activities and events has been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There will be a “birthday party” in the church pumpkin at 2 pm Saturday. Special music, guest speakers, dedication prayers, and plays depicting the history of the church will all be part of the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, and a catered lunch will follow.
“This family of faith has shared life and love in the name of Jesus Christ for 150 years,” said Senior Pastor Reverend Brian Coats. “Few churches can say that. I am honored to be part of such a tremendous legacy of faith.
A Texas historical marker dedicated to the church in 1988 says:
“Eighteen members of the Disciples of Christ denomination in Waco began worshiping together in homes as early as 1867. In 1870 they became founding members of a congregation organized under the leadership of Rev. BF Hall, who came to Waco County of Grayson at the request of Phoebe Moore and Sallie Skidmore. The congregation held baptismal services in the Brazos River. A Sunday school was organized in 1874 and a church was erected in 1875. The congregation continues to be active in missionary and community outreach programs.