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Churches of Garden Home

Old Community Church Parsonage Consecration, August 16, 1953

This church had its beginnings in the community room over Chris Jager’s store at the Oleson/Garden Home Road intersection. Dr. and Mrs. Hetlesater donated the property south of Garden Home Road at S.W. Royal (now SW 71st). According to church … Continue reading

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Memories of the Old Community Church

We were pleased to receive the following stories from Dan Nebert and his sister Rosella Nebert Grafton concerning their memories of the old Community Church which was on Garden Home Road and Royal (now 71st), where the one-story professional building … Continue reading

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Past Pastors of Garden Home Community Churches

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Photos from the Garden Home Community Methodist Church 1960-1994

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Friendship Circle, 1970s

These members of the Garden Home Methodist Church in the 1970s are pictured in a special photo frame that Jan Pinniger is holding. Many had been members who were active in the “old church” when it was located on Garden Home Road at … Continue reading

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Garden Home After-School Care Association

It all began because Jan Pinniger got tired of baby sitting the neighborhood kids. In 1972, Larry Monk was appointed pastor of the Garden Home United Methodist church. Larry and Linda had a total of seven children between them. Four … Continue reading

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West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (WHUUF) sits among tall fir trees at 8470 Southwest Oleson Road, home to a liberal religious congregation,welcoming everyone, no matter their beliefs. The sign by our driveway beckons to the community, like the spring daffodils … Continue reading

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What About Mario’s Ashes?

This query is noted in the closing papers of 1994 for the G.H. United Methodist Church on SW 81st. As best remembered, Mario Honoré was the Choir Director for the church in the late 1980s and early 1991. He had applied for the … Continue reading

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The “Old” Garden Home Community Church

In 1918, the original Garden Home Community Church was built facing onto Garden Home Road at the corner of Royal which is now SW 71st. The professional office building occupies this area now. From 1914 through 1917 the church people first … Continue reading

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Garden Home Church and Community History Speech, 1994

This speech was given by Elaine Shreve on June 5, 1994 at the closing of the Garden Home Community United Methodist Church. This church was located at 7650 SW 81st street. This church has always been an important part of … Continue reading

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