Red Bluff’s first Christian church to hold grand reopening on Sunday – Red Bluff Daily News

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First Christian Church, at 926 Madison St. in Red Bluff, will hold a grand reopening at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 12 to celebrate the renovation of the church exterior.

The public is invited to join in the celebration of the church’s 122nd anniversary. The event will take place inside the church and will include sharing the history of the church and thanking those who helped repair and renew the exterior.

Around noon, a photo will be taken on the porch, followed by food, games and a bouncy house for the kids. It’s all free for those who want to join and it should last until around 2pm.

One of the oldest churches in Red Bluff, First Christian began on January 23, 1881. Twenty-four members came together to organize the congregation incorporated as The Christian Church. The original building, “The Little Chapel” as they called it, was completed on March 4, 1881.

The land on which the church now stands was purchased from a member of the congregation and the church was designed after the elders visited in 1898 from a newly built Christian church in Vacaville. The current building was completed at the end of 1899 and inaugurated on March 4, 1900.

The church has several unique features as well as some of the original pews. Several doors, usually open, wrap like antique desk tops into the ceiling. Three large stained glass windows and several smaller ones, each with its own story, complement the beautiful woodwork of the interior.

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