Community’s Historical Church To Hold Bicentennial Open House

In observance of the Indiana Bicentennial, Immanuel United Church of Christ, the oldest church congregation in Crothersville, will be open during the Red, White & Blue Festival on Friday, June 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for those interested in historical facts of Crothersville.

The church is located on the corner of Kattman Avenue and West Howard Street.

The earliest church records of the 1860’s show that German immigrants founded the First German Reformed Church, with services being conducted in German.  English began being used more, and the church became Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church. In the late 1950’s merged with the Congregational-Christian denomination to became Immanuel United Church of Christ.

The present church building was built with living accommodations to house the minister and for instructional use. An educational addition was added in 1949 with a stage for the many plays that the church and its young people’s groups were well-known in the community.