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Lynnewood United Methodist to celebrate 50th anniversary with special services today

Jubilee communion worship services at 9, 10:30 a.m.

Lynnewood United Methodist Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary with two Jubilee communion worship services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to the Sunday services where the Rev. Staci Current, Methodist district superintendent, will preach.

Former pastors who served Lynnewood Methodist and community leaders will attend one of the two services with a free brunch to be served following each one.

Lynnewood United Methodist met in 1966 for the first time in a garage on Santa Rita Road, then at Frederickson Elementary School in Dublin, then at Camp Parks military chapel. The congregation later met in a building owned by St. Augustine Catholic Church and shared by the YMCA and St. Bartholomew Catholic Church before purchasing land at its current site, 4444 Black Ave. in Pleasanton.

The Reverends Heather Leslie Hammer and Diana Bohn serve Lynnewood UMC as co-pastors. Church membership has grown from 66 members at its charter service to 474 today.

In the past two years, the congregation has added space in its fellowship hall and expanded its patio. In 2014, Lynnewood won the Pleasanton Community of Character Award for its service in the community.

For more information, visit the church website at www.lynnewood.org or call 925 846-0221.

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