Church gets ready for anniversary celebration

  • Jocelyn Robinson<br>Enterprise writer
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 12:03pm

North Creek Presbyterian Church is celebrating its silver anniversary with two upcoming events.

The church formally organized as a Presbyterian church in June 1982 with 95 charter members. Membership at the church today exceeds 700 people, according to a press release.

On Sunday, May 20, the children’s ministry will host an informational fair on the church’s summer Bible camp.

“It’s going to highlight the summer vacation Bible school, which every year is getting more and more children from the community to attend,” said Cynthia Montagne, the chairwoman of the 25th Anniversary Celebration Committee.

The fair starts at about 10:30 a.m., in-between services.

A rededication service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Sunday, June 3. Founding pastor Brent Fischer is flying in from Europe for the service, Montagne said.

“He’s coming all the way in from Switzerland to provide our sermon that day,” she said.

A rededication hymn written specifically for the church by Vic Chaloupka will be performed during the service.

The Rev. Paul Strawn, who was the organizing pastor in 1982 and now serves as senior pastor, will also be in attendance.

“We’ve really been fortunate to have him all these years,” Montagne said.

A reception honoring 14 charter members who are still with the church will immediately follow the sermon. A tree-planting ceremony is tentatively scheduled after the reception, weather permitting.

“We will be planting a tree in honor of 25 years of bearing fruit,” Montagne said, referring to the church’s motto, found in the first Psalm.

“It’s not too ostentatious, but it’s just right,” she said.

North Creek Presbyterian Church is located at 621 164th St. in Mill Creek. For more information, call 425-743-2386 or visit

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