Carnegie church to mark 125 years
By Megan Guza
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
A Carnegie landmark will celebrate a landmark birthday this weekend.
The First Christian Church of Carnegie will celebrate 125 years with special services on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Carnegie Mayor Jack Kobistek noted the significance of the anniversary with a proclamation at the Oct. 14 council meeting.
“It's especially remarkable considering the borough will only be 120 next year,” he said.
At 6 p.m. Saturday, a celebration concert will be held at the church, with a reception afterwards. There will be a special service Sunday morning beginning at 10:45 a.m., and anyone is welcome.
In May 1888, a preliminary meeting was held in the area in an effort to organize a Christian church in the area of Mansfield, and in October, O.H. Philips was called upon to be the first minister. On Jan. 4, 1890, the church on Broadway was dedicated.
Four years later, though, a fire destroyed the church. The church was rebuilt in 1896 at its current spot on Anthony and Lydia streets. The rebuilding cost $5,150. On Jan. 17, 1968, the burning of the mortgage was held.
In 1988, the church celebrated its 100th birthday.
Dorothy Miller has been at the church for 33 years. Her husband is the minister, and they were at the church for the 100-year celebration. She said 125 came quickly.
“We never really thought about 125,” she said. “We were just glad to get to 100. One hundred and twenty-five kind of snuck up on us.”
She said the past 25 years have been a roller coaster.
“There have been changes,” she said. “There have been good times and lean times. Now is a really good time. Through the whole thing, God has been so faithful. We fluctuate, but God's always been there.”
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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