The Clutier Community Church will celebrate its rededication and 50th anniversary ceremony during this Sunday's worship service beginning at 10 a.m.
The rededication, which comes after many months of construction following the July 2011 wind storm, is designed to celebrate the 50 years the church has been at its current location at 301 Third Street.
Construction was ongoing until February of this year, when all the new windows, carpet, ceilings and other fixtures were completed. The church also added two Sunday School rooms.
Pastor James Perry has seen the changes unfold and knows how lucky the church is to still be standing all these years later.
"During the storm, the building was actually shifted eight inches, we had an architect from Texas examine it and recommend that we tie the structure together from end-to-end," Perry said. "The church moved here from Dysart and was dedicated during Easter 1963, so it's neat to be able to have a celebration 50 years later."
The church has about 50 members who attend regularly, and new attendees are always welcomed with open arms. This Sunday's service will be a celebration not only for the worshipers, but for all community members to see how much the church has changed without getting too far away from its roots.
"I would invite anyone with ties to the church or community to come out," Perry said.