Church to celebrate 175th anniversary

PORTLAND — The West Portland Baptist Church, 7081 East Route 20, Westfield between Pratt and Prospect Station Roads, will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the church. On Saturday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m., there will be a dinner, followed by a time of informal sharing. Seating is limited. Those who plan to attend need to RSVP to the church at 326-3417 by July 30.

On Sunday, Aug. 6 there will be a Special Anniversary Service at 10:30 a.m., looking back on God’s blessings upon the church. The special speaker will be Dr. Darwin Overholt, who served as pastor from 1966 to 1970 and currently is the Director Emeritus of the Downtown Rescue Mission in Huntsville, Alabama. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially those who have had a part in the history of the church.