“Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you…for it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you.” -Leviticus 25:10-12

On December 10, 2017, it was 50 years (to the day!) of our church’s 50th anniversary! We had big festivities! All of our church family and friends, present and past, were invited to come and mark this special day!
We had a pot luck after worship, and are asked that people make salads and main dishes from our church cookbooks, which recipes were found here: 


Our schedule that day: 

9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:30 a.m. Banquet

12:00 Noon Anniversary Celebration

1:00 p.m. Dessert and open fellowship


In honor of our 50th Anniversary, we invited pastors who had served our church, or were launched into ministry from our church, to come back and preach a message in one of the Sundays leading up to the anniversary. 

June 25 Rev. Peter Milloy (retired status)

July 23 Rev. Dr. Peter Law (served 

Oct. 22 Scott Van Daalen (Director of Youth and Media fall 2016 – spring 2017)

Sun., Nov. 5: Rev. Dr. Jack Shields (Pastor 2000-2009)

Sun., Nov. 12: Rev. Daniel Hair (Retired pastor 2010-present)

Sun., Nov. 19: Rev. John Mueller Noel (Pastor 1993-2000)

Sun., Nov. 26: Pastor Melissa Deuel (LLP from FHUMC)

Sun., Dec. 3: Rev. Bob Ford (Pastor 1972-1977)

Sun., Dec. 10: Rev. Cindy Gregerson (MAC Director of Ministries)


Also, each Sunday until the anniversary, we heard videos of people of our church sharing what they see is the purpose and legacy of our church. If you missed one, you can watch it on line here: 


50/50 Challenge

To celebrate our anniversary “Forest Hills-style” (which means we reach out and show the love of Jesus in tangible ways in our community) we set the radical goal of collecting 50 each of 50 different dry goods for the Community Helping Hand Food Shelf in town. Thermometers marked the progress for each item across the front of the sanctuary. Well, WE DID IT!  In fact, we presented over 2600 dry good items to Community Helping Hands on Monday, December 4th!  The video below shows the totals, and the packing and delivering of the items.

Click below to see the Newspaper article regarding our food drive.