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California church wraps up monthlong ‘Jubilee’


The exterior of the Palo Alto Church of Christ in the 1960s (Photo via www.mercurynews.com)

The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury-News reports:

The Palo Alto Church of Christ celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, capping five decades that have seen it overcome a devastating fire and adapt to a changing world.
The church will wrap up a monthlong “Jubilee” celebration on Sunday with a speech on “Trusting God with the Future” by Les Bennett, a former minister at the church, and with a potluck lunch.
The church at 3373 Middlefield Road brought in special speakers each Sunday this month, and gathered letters from current and former members to store inside a “time capsule” box.
“We’re getting letters still from these people telling us what their being here meant to them in their lives,” said 78-year-old Palo Alto resident Joy Swift, one of the church’s original members. “It’s just really a great, confirming thing to realize that the work and effort you put into something made a difference.”
The Church of Christ, which doesn’t belong to any denominational governing body, was built in 1961 by a group from the Redwood City Church of Christ.

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  • Feedback
    As a student at Stanford from 1957-1965, I remember the start up well. We met at Redwood City when I began school. then moved down to Palo Alto. I remember the Swift family. Great to see the church reaching this landmark.
    Sherrod Lee MD
    Depoe Bay, OR
    Sherrod Lee MD
    February, 27 2011

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