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Church celebrations bring back memories

IN APRIL the centenary celebrations of worship at the Lifeworks Uniting Church in Toowoomba, were enjoyed by all who attended.

The gathering brought back many ministers who had served in the parish and also parishioners from far and wide.

The celebrations were opened by Moderator, Rev Bruce Johnson, on 30 April who challenged the congregation to look forward, not back, but learning from the past in our Christian journey.

The display of memorabilia reminded people that the 150th anniversary of the Methodist Church on the Downs passed
without recognition.

In compiling the story of the past 100 years, the 75th yearbook for Newtown and the 50th yearbook for Scots were updated and supplements for the other congregations were added and joined together in a book entitled A Tale of Three Churches
– Celebrating One Hundred Years of Worship & Witness in West Toowoomba.

It is available for $10 and can be ordered by contacting the Lifeworks Office on 4634 9128 or lifeworks202@bigpond.com.

The region also celebrated 10 years since the Newtown, Scots and Westbrook Uniting Churches came together on the Russell Street site.

The congregation now looks forward to the challenges of establishing a new base for ministry on the growing western
edge of Toowoomba city.