75 years ago today, our Sanctuary was dedicated.
The history of First Baptist Church in Port Angeles spans all the way back to 1890, 125 year ago this year. The landmarks along the way mark a rich history of God being proclaimed to our community, one of them being our congregational growth calling for a new sanctuary to be built in the 1930's. That sanctuary was dedicated 75 years ago today.
We still are still using the same Sanctuary every Sunday for our 2 morning worship services. The article from a Peninsula Daily News is found below:
May 12, 1940 • Peninsula Daily News
The new Tudor Gothic-style sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Port Angeles at 105 W. Sixt St. will be dedicated this afternoon.
The first worship service sermon this morning will be delivered by the Rev. J.F. Watson, former executive secretary of the Washington Baptist Convention.
The afternoon dedication and sermon will be led by the Rev. W.A. Shanks, current executive secretary of the state convention.
The Port Angeles congregation is under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. R.W. King.
This year we will be celebrating our 125th anniversary, you can read more about it here in Pastor Tim's post from the February newsletter.