Trinity Moravian Church celebrates 100 years
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WINSTON-SALEM--A Winston-Salem church is celebrating a major milestone, its 100th anniversary. Hundreds of members crammed the pews of Trinity Moravian Church to be a part of the special worship.
“We've been looking forward to this, 100 years is a long time,” and 87-year member, Jack Fisher, has been here for just about every one them. “Yea, I remember a lot of the faces all of the faces but its hard to remember the names and I hardly ever miss a Sunday,” Fisher said.
The congregation dates back to more than a hundred years ago, but leaders say they celebrate the day this church got its charter. “That's the day we celebrate, the day the charter was complete and that was July 14, 1912,” Trinity Moravian Church Rev. John Jackman said.
And it's a milestone church members don't take lightly and are proud they've stayed a staple in the community. “We voted a few years ago whether or not to stay here or leave and the vote was to stay here. So we went into a renovation and probably spent a million and a half dollars renovating the whole, the whole church,” 60-year member Rodney Reich said.
While so much has changed over the last 100 years, Rev. Jackman says the church is going strong and now they're looking forward to the next 100 years. “A lot of congregations don't make it to 100 and a lot that do, they're sort of teetering out at 100. This one is exciting and strong and we're looking forward to the next 100 years,” Jackman said.
After the service, church members also celebrated by re-creating a photo that was taken in front of the church nearly 100 years ago.