MONTPELIER, June 20, 2014- The Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church are celebrating their 175th year anniversary in Montpelier, and on June 20 held their annual Ice Cream Social at the church. The Ice Cream Social is held annually during June, and this year marks over 50 years of holding this social event at the church.
Organizing this year’s event was Cindy King, longtime church member and current Social Action Chair for Saint Paul’s. The event featured home cooked donated food and of course, everyone’s favorite-homemade ice cream! On a day when the skies were overcast and the threat of rain hung in the air, it was a packed house for this year’s social and the basement seating area was at capacity, as the church enjoyed tremendous turnout and community support for what has become a Montpelier tradition.
Pastor Richard Blank and the church members will be holding a series of events throughout the remainder of the year for their 175th year celebrations. According to Social Action Chair Cindy King, “the church will also be continuing their tradition of Wednesday Evening Meals beginning in mid-September and running through the second week of April. All events we hold at the church are open to the public and all events are also free-will donation events.”
The Village Reporter will have additional information in our upcoming editions on more celebrations for Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church as they mark their 175th year of service and fellowship to the residents of Montpelier and the surrounding area.