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All welcome to Colby United Methodist’s 125th anniversary Sunday

Colby United Methodist is one of at least a half dozen Kitsap County Churches that are 100 years or older. A 125th anniversary celebration is planned at the church at 2881 Harvey Street SE, after the 11 a.m. service Sunday. All are welcome, said Pastor Ann Adkinson.

“We are especially looking for people who have attended the Sunday school, worship services or scouting programs in the past. We would love to have you share your time at Colby with the current congregation,” wrote church historian Jeanne Munro.

The congregation, which began with religious services in peoples’ homes and the Colby meeting hall, got its first pastor in 1886. It is the second Kitsap County church to turn 125 this year. First Lutheran Church in Poulsbo marked that milestone earlier this year.

The Kitsap Sun will run a story on Colby United Methodist on Sunday.

Here are Kitsap County’s other centennial churches. Let me know if I’ve left any off the list. Thanks, Chris Henry, reporter, chenry@kitsapsun.com

Elim Lutheran in South Kitsap Celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008.

Our Savior’s Lutheran began in 1893 and in 2009 survived having a car crash into the sanctuary.

First Lutheran Church, which began as Fordefjord Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, celebrated its 125th anniversary earlier this year.

Pt. Madison Lutheran Church turned 100 in 2007.

Ebanezer African American Episcopal Church is 99 going on 100.

At Our Lady Star of the Sea mass began in peoples’ homes before the first church was build on the corner of 5th and Washington in 1901; in 1921 a church and school was built at 6th and Veneta.

Port Orchard United Methodist Church was founded in 1988.