On the first day of January 1969, five Lutheran congregations - Good Shepherd, Ashland; St. John's, Kimmels; St. Paul's, Gordon; St. Peter's, Lavelle, and Zion, Girardville - united in ministry to form Christ's United Lutheran Church. A single council handled the business of the congregation, while each "chapel" held its own worship services led by pastors called by the congregation.
In the late 1980's, the congregation began to feel the need to move into a new direction and centralize worship and ministry. By a vote of the congregation on January 31st, 1988, Christ's United took a leap of faith and decided to become more fully united by building a new facility to house worship and ministry. As the point plans for the new facility were finalized, only two of the original congregations - St. John's and St. Peter's - remained, the other chapels having become independent congregations once again.
Ground was broken for the construction of the new building on April 11th, 1992. Excitement was high as the congregation and community watched as beams were put up, the roof put on, the bricks laid, and as a new building appeared before them. The new home of Christ's United Lutheran Church was officially dedicated on December 27th, 1992, a day that marks the culmination - but not completion - of many years of work. In 2002 the congregation celebrated paying off the original mortgage, ten years after the dedication. Within six years - 2008 - Christ's United began and completed its second building project, adding on more space and re-modeling the kitchen.
The building process helped Christ's United truly understand what it means to be one congregation focused on Jesus, rather than themselves. Whether it be World Hunger programs or the local food pantry, Bible studies or Services of Blessing, the congregation consistently demonstrates the importance of ministry to the poor and outreach in the community.
The building quickly became home to a growing number of ministries by which the congregation witnesses to Jesus Christ in the community and throughout the world. Currently, twelve different ministry committees and three groups oversee and implement more than twenty-four programs and countless projects to help all people know that we are
united in Christ.
May God bless our future as He has blessed our past, and may the ministry of God at Christ's United thrive and prosper for the sake of the Gospel. Amen!
Counting the Vote Newspaper Article
Churches Approve Merger Newspaper Article
Christ's United Chuch Women Newspaper Article - April 13, 1972
Christ's United Chuch Women Newspaper Article - April 18, 1972
Christ's United 5th Anniversary Newspaper Article - October 10, 1974
Welcome Brochure - 1979
Christ's United Lenten Service Newspaper Articles - March, 1980
Pastors Myrna and Robert Kysar Newspaper Article
Christ's United Youth Center Newspaper Article - May 2, 1982
Farewell to Pastors Myrna and Robert Kysar Newspaper Article - June 27,1982
Installation of Rev. Pfeffer Newspaper Article - September 11,1983
Installation of Rev. Werley Newspaper Article - 1983
Christ United Church Picnic - 1990
Christ's United Groundbreaking Articles - April 11, 1992
Christ's United Cornerstone Article
Christ's United Groundbreaking Contractors - April 11, 1992
Christ's United Groundbreaking Photos - April 11, 1992
Christ's United Building Dedication - December 27, 1992
Christ's United Dedication Service - December 27, 1992
Christ's United Easter Service Newspaper Article - April 5, 1993
Congregations in Profile Newspaper Article - 1993
Organist Alma Walter Newspaper Article - June 25, 1994
Christ's United 30th Anniversary of Congregation - June 6, 1999
Christ's United Debt Retirement Service - May 22, 2005
Rev. Robert Hoenich Retirement Newspaper Article - 2010
Rev. Robert Hoenich Retirement Newspaper Article- March 1, 2010
Christ's United 20th Anniversary Bulletin - October 6, 2012
Christ's United Former Pastors Installation