Whitehorse Church of the Nazarene - 50th Anniversary Celebration!
The Whitehorse Church of the Nazarene celebrated 50 years of ministry in Whitehorse on the weekend of April 27 & 28, 2013. What an exciting weekend it was!
We were blessed with a concert by singer and worship director, Drex Archer. Drex has ministered in Whitehorse on two occasions in the past (many years ago on tour) and has blessed us again.
The special anniversary celebration service included many special guests including:
Order of Service - April 28, 2013
Below are some photos from our anniversary weekend.
To view old historic photos Click HERE
Preparations and Setup
Concert Saturday Night - Drex Archer
Celebration Service - Sunday
Letters Received (click to enlarge)
Our Special 50th Anniversary Bulletin
Click the numbers on the right hand column to view the different pages.
A poem written by Jim Cummins (Juneau, Alaska) for our celebration weekend) - April 28, 2013
God saw the sign displayed, of course
On the outskirts of Whitehorse
Shelton and Fitz did their part
To pave the way for Pastor Hart
Help us Lord to fill the need
To ward off envy, lust and greed
May we display in Jesus' fashion
His love, forgiveness and compassion.
Those early days the road was rough,
The winters cold and times were tough
Can a church be built this far North?
Only God could tell.
Then into the gap came a handsome chap,
Pastor Gene Morrell!
A building was needed
And soon he was facin'
A master builder Arthur Mason
Satan did his best and worse
To discourage this little flock
He assailed, but God prevailed
This church was built on 'The Rock'.
Later they gave, as the building was agin'
A call to Norm and Heather Hajian
Norman preached, Heather played and sang
The sanctuary with praises rang.
For daycare Clayton got his call
Now love and laughter fills each hall
Sister Megan persevered like Ruth
Taught VBS and then the youth
God's Word tells us to rejoice
We see His face, we hear his voice
In future days Lord give us grace,
To share your gifts in this place.
Help us live from day to day
And show to all God's perfect way.