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“Step back in time” with Middletown Christian Church’s 175th anniversary celebration on October 19-21.
Evening services will begin at 7 p.m. MCC history books will be available at all services and church history pictures and documents will be displayed.
The celebration will start Friday night and will include a service with Larry Necessary as the special speaker. Mr. Necessary was the minister at Middletown Christian Church from January 1979 to December 1981. He currently lives in Richmond, Ind.
Special music will be provided by Vandalia Christian Church and Dixie (French) Connel from the St. Louis area.
Dan Sites of High Hill, Mo., will be the speaker at Saturday night’s service. Mr. Sites ministered at Middletown twice, once between April 1977 and October 1978, then again September 1996 to April 2011. Southside Christian Church will provide special music, as well as Rebecca Wineinger of West Alton, Mo.
On Sunday October 21 at 10 a.m. a special service will include Tim Farris of O’Fallon, Mo., as the speaker.
Mr. Farris ministered MCC from June 1993 to August 1996. David Ash of Tucson, Ariz., and Deb Quamby and Kara (Allison) Herriman will be providing special music.
The church will provide dinner following the morning worship.
Sunday afternoon will be a time of visiting and of fun indoor/outdoor activities.
Sunday evening will feature a concert by “The Texans” at 6 p.m.
“The Texans” are a well-known gospel group that performs at Eureka Springs, Ark. Following the concert will be the final service of the celebration presenting Joe Putting of Ormond Beach, Fla. as the speaker. Mr. Putting served as MCC minister May 1986 to May 1987. The Texans will provide special music.
Fellowship will follow each service, to give people a chance to visit and acquaint themselves with the special speakers and their families. Everyone is welcomed to join MCC and help them celebrate a historical milestone. If you have questions, contact Rod Allison at 573 549-2408.
“The Texans,” originally known as “The Master’s Four,” will be presenting a concert at Middletown Church on Sunday, October 21 at 6 p.m.
“The Texans” are a gospel group that use their God-given talents to entertain families all over the United States.
They were organized as a quartet in 1971 as “The Master’s Four” while at Dallas Christian College.
In 1983, they moved to Branson, Mo. to perform in family entertainment shows. It was at this time that they became known as “The Texans.”
They have received numerous awards, such as “Texas Group of the Year,” designated as “Group of the Year” by Ozark Music Awards, and “Entertainers of the Year.”
In 1999, “The Texans” became a full-time traveling ministry performing over 300 concerts a year. In 2009, they had the opportunity to open a dinner theatre, Top Of The Mountain Dinner Theater, on the grounds of The Great Passion Play, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Everyone is invited to join “The Texans” at Middletown Christian Church for an evening of inspiration and fun.
The church is located at 302 N. Cherry Street in Middletown, Mo.