Hill Top Presbyterian to mark building anniversary

ANNIVERSARY PLANNERS — Planners for the 25th building anniversary of Hill Top Presbyterian Church on Sept. 16 are, from left, Pastor Rev. Bob Meyer, Sondra Nestor, Chairperson Mary Alice Meyer , Prudy Bowman, Elizabeth Shipe, Erin Mader, Bette Ann Parker and Amy Smith. The planners also include Fred Burns and Mickey Cope. -- Contributed

TORONTO — The congregation of Hill Top Presbyterian Church, located at 110 county Road 46, Toronto, will celebrate the 25th building anniversary on Sept. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. with registration and fellowship.

A special worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Carroll Meyer, guest pastor, leading the worship.

The Rev. Jennifer Turick and the Rev. Jim Moran, former pastors, will participate as well as Fred Burns, clerk of session, speaking on “Reflections of the Past 25 Years.”

Special music is being planned by Patty Moorehead, church pianist and choir director.

A group picture will be taken following the service. Dinner will follow at the fellowship hall. Reservations are being taken for the dinner.

The lack of Sunday School classrooms and poor parking at the former church building were two reasons that construction began on Oct. 4, 1992.

The new church building was completed and dedicated on Sept. 12, 1993. A time capsule was buried behind the 1993 cornerstone.

The new building was a culmination of years of dreams by many people. The building committee consisted of Co-Chairs Mary Alice Meyer and Linda Sutherin and Barb Pipo, Paul Parker, Eugene Sapp, Elizabeth Tabor and the Rev. Jennifer Turick.

The building loan was paid off three years early, and the church held a mortgage burning ceremony three years ago. The former building remains a fellowship and community hall for church dinners and special community and church events.