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90th Anniversary

We celebrated our 90th anniversary on November 17-18, 2007.  We rejoice if you were able to be with us during this exciting event.

On Saturday, November 17th, we held a banquet.  Jacque and Tony Chandler prepared our meal of roast turkey, noodles, vegetables, pie and cream puffs.  Members of Broadway Presbyterian Church helped with serving and clean-up.  What a wonderful way to help another church!  The Pastors and members of Broadway, South Park Presbyterian, Milan First and Buffalo Prairie attended the banquet along with many former members and our current members.  Entertaniment was provided by the Reverend Jeff Johan, Joe Nobiling and Brad Flack.  Brad provided the video equipment and ran the slide show of photos of members and events.  It was a wonderful meal and we had plenty of time to reminisce.  The Reverend David McAdams closed the banquet with a glorious song.

On Sunday, November 18th, The day began with breakfast breads and juices available.  Pastor Drew, the children and several adults re-created the walk from the original location, Sears School, to the present location.  During worship, the Reverend Sue Krummel, Exec. Presbyter of the Presbytery of Great Rivers, the Reverend Mel Dirkson, interim here in the 70's and the Reverend Al Noakes, former pastor along with Pastor Drew, took part in the service.  Many former members and guests attended the worship along with our current members. Rea Eleene Woolley was the pianist. Following worship, there was time to view all of the memorabilia and enjoy the meal provided.

Thank you to all who helped in any way in making our celebration a success.

Celebrating 90 years of witness and mission, we gather to give thanks to God.

Looking to where God is calling us now and in the next 90 years, we gather to seek God's direction.

To God be the glory as we thankfully observe our anniversary year.


Gloria Dei Presbyterian Church
4200 12th Street
Rock Island, Il  61201
(309) 788-8986
Reverend Drew D. Nagle