ANOKA, Ind. – In 1910, Mrs. Lottie Turnpaugh recognized a need in the small community of Anoka, southeast of Logansport on U.S. Highway 31. She responded to that need by organizing a Sunday school program for area children. Three years later her actions led to the birth of the Anoka United Methodist Church.
Anoka UMC is celebrating its’ 100th birthday. The church, established in 1913 and located south of Logansport, is enjoying a year-long celebration. Activities and events include sermons from former pastors, sharing of church history, and the replication of past activities. Such activities will include the making of apple butter (the old fashioned way) and stitching a quilt for auction.
A Centennial Celebration is planned for the weekend of July 13-14. The celebration will feature a hog roast, a carry-in meal, special music and an old fashioned songfest. Opportunities will be available to share both memories and memorabilia.
Throughout its 100-year history, Anoka UMC has been known as a busy church and has been blessed with a loving family of God. Please join the celebration as the church praises the Lord and offers gratitude for God’s continued love and guidance.
For more information, contact Pastor Christopher Rife at 574-722-2881.