On Sunday, October 13, members of the Mount Auburn United Methodist Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary of their church building.
On October 12, 1913, the cornerstone of the church building was laid. A copper box, covered with paraffin wax to preserve its contents, was inserted into the cornerstone. Inside the box were several items of historical note- a copies of the Mt. Auburn Times, the Benton County Times, Northwestern Christian Advocate, Epworth Herald, a sabbath school lesson leaf for the day, a 1912 Discipline, a small bible, along with the written histories of the Ladies Aid Society and Epworth League. Also included was a list of each of the speakers, contributions and church officers.
As part of the centennial celebration, a potluck will be held at the church following the 11:15 service on October 13. Attendees are asked to bring a salad or dessert.
At 2:00 PM a program will be held, celebrating the 100 year old structure and its history in the Mount Auburn community.