Community Presbyterian to host Summer Social

Thursday , July 03, 2014 - 1:37 AM


This 1950 photo shows the original building used by the Brigham City Community Presbyterian Church....

Standard-Examiner staff

BRIGHAM CITY -- Women of Community Presbyterian Church of Brigham City will host

their annual Summer Social for all women of the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in Gillespie Hall, 122 East 300

South in Brigham City.

Invitations have been sent to women’s groups of local churches and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint wards.

This is a traditional summer event, begun in the early 1960s to welcome newcomers, primarily wives of new employees arriving to work at Thiokol. Some of the women hosting this occasion were newcomers when they attended those first socials.

It is also a significant year for the church, which was founded in 1877 by the Rev. Samuel L. Gillespie.

Sixty years ago, in 1954, the congregation purchased the current property and moved from its original location on north Main Street, and later built Gillespie Hall in 1964, 50 years ago.

Get EXCLUSIVE information!

Popular Stories for Faith

Pioneer Museum offers view into Mormon past as temple tour bonus

OGDEN – Those wanting a glimpse into the past of pioneer life and early days in Ogden need look no further than their own backyard with the Daughters of the...

No cookies in tent for Ogden temple open house

OGDEN -- The emphasis is on feeding the spirit, not the body, at the Ogden Temple open house. There will be no cookies served in the hospitality tent, as there have...