Methodist church observes 150 years

Sharlene Irete

People Editor

Carson Valley United Methodist Church is celebrating 150 years serving the Carson Valley with a special service at 10 a.m. Sunday followed by a barbecue lunch.

"We want this to be like a Fourth of July picnic," said Pete Nelson, pastor of Carson Valley United Methodist Church. "We really want for people to stay after the service for the picnic."

Guest speaker at the Sunday service is the Rev. John Dodson, who was at the Gardnerville church for 13 years.

The Methodist church started as a mission in Genoa in 1858 and the small church burned down in 1910. The congregation moved into the current church in 1997 after outgrowing the Church Street location. There will be displays of activities the congregation has been involved with over the years at the open house Sunday.

"We're proud of what our congregation has been involved with over the years. We helped found the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and helped with the senior center," said Nelson. "As it says on a sign in our church, 'Open minds, open doors, open hearts.'"

Carson Valley United Methodist Church is at 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville. Information, 782-4600.

The Walker branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts an open house in their new building at 40 Mill Creek Lane West in Walker, 2-6 p.m. Saturday.

Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville, hosts an open house and picnic following a special service, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Coventry Cross Episcopal Church, 1631 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden, holds regular services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and an open house, 2-5 p.m. Sunday.


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