100TH  Anniversary

1949-74 The Next Twenty-five Years - celebration on Feb. 11/24

Arrive by 9:10 am to hear a prelude medley of Sunday School songs from this era. In the worship service there will be a Reader's Theatre highlighting the life and times of EMC, singing by the group Cherchez Vivre and the Gospel Gems. The message will be brought by Maurice Martin who served as an associate pastor at EMC (1974-76). 

In the Basement Fellowship Hall following the worship service, Cherchez Vivre will bring more music and a few members will share memories of Sunday School, changes in wedding ceremony practices, and what it was like growing up at EMC in the 1950's. Lunch will feature dishes that were popular during this time period. (In order that sufficient food is prepared and there is a place for you, please contact the church office to sign up if you intend to stay for lunch).

1924-49 The Early Years - celebration on Nov. 19/23

On August 31, 1924, Elmira Mennonite Church held the first service in its building ...
a new car cost $265 ...
a new home cost $7,720 ....
gasoline was 24 cents per gallon ...
sirloin steak was 28 cents per pound ...
and the average annual salary was $2,196.  
100 years creates many changes, both good and not so good ...