Waukomis Christian Church Celebrates 125th Anniversary | Local News

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WAUKOMIS – Waukomis Christian Church celebrates its 125th anniversary on SundaySeptember 18, 2022, with a full day of activities.

The current church building, 201 S. Main, stands in its original location on the Chisholm Trail and has rung the church steeple bell on Sundays since 1897.

Pastor Dave Jones is in his 23rd year at the church and wants to acknowledge the history of the church and the fact that it has been around for quite some time.

“We invite everyone to a day of activities, to worship and reconnect with the community,” he said.

An 8 a.m. breakfast cart will start the morning, followed by Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and a lunch after the service. They are planning a day of bouncy houses for the kids, photo booths, old movie clips, a time capsule ending the day with a movie.

Jones is the church’s 51st pastor and chaplain to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. He said there was more life in Waukomis now with a novelty store, restaurant, small apartments and a wedding venue.

“People come and go,” Jones said, “but we continue to love people and build on our history.”

The church has its roots in a group of community women who in 1896 “came together and decided to start a congregation,” Jones said in an earlier News & Eagle article about the church.

The women have undertaken their own fundraising, including selling onions door to door to create a building fund.

These efforts paid off, and in 1897 the timber frame church was completed and hosted its first service on September 19, 1897.

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