Local church celebrates denomination’s 100th anniversary

On Sunday the Church of the Nazarene in Hanapepe will join 18,000 other Nazarene churches to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Church of the Nazarene.

“Our congregation is excited to celebrate this anniversary with all of our Nazarene family around the world,” said Rev. John Mills, pastor of Hanapepe Church of the Nazarene. “At the same time, we want to emphasize that the family never stops growing, and there is plenty of room for all. In our society today, it seems that relationships often don’t last very long. We invite our community to join us to see relationships that have remained strong for 100 years.”

The 9:30 a.m. celebration will be followed by a meal. Hanapepe Church of the Nazarene is located at 4476 Pepe Road, Hanapepe. For more information visit hcnkauai.com or call 335-5584.

The Church of the Nazarene has its roots in Methodism, drawn from the teachings of English evangelist John Wesley (1703-1791). The denomination was established in October 1908 in Pilot Point, Texas, the culmination of mergers of several like-minded groups. The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christ-like disciples in the nations.

The denomination has been headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, since 1912. Hanapepe was established in 1957, celebrating 50 years of service in June of 2007. For an in-depth view visit the denomination’s Web site at nazarene.org.

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