FPC in Orange to host rededication day Jan. 29

First Presbyterian Church in Orange will have a day of rededication on Sunday, Jan. 29, to mark the Centennial Anniversary of the Lutcher Memorial Building. The event will also include a celebration of the renovation of the 1957 Casavant organ in the sanctuary and an organ recital by Dr. David Heller, professor of music at Trinity University.

The church service will be based on the original 1912 dedication service for the opening of the church, built by Mrs. Frances Ann Lutcher in honor of her husband, Henry Jacob Lutcher. Mrs. Lutcher paid for the design and construction of the building, including the stained glass windows and dome by the J&R Lamb Studios. She purchased three Lamb windows, now in the front of the building, at the 1893 world’s fair in Chicago.

After the church service, a luncheon will be held in the Gillespie Building. Dr. Heller’s recital will be at 1 p.m. The church will hold a dessert reception after the recital and give docent tours for visitors. The public is invited to the day of celebration.

First Presbyterian Church Orange was organized in 1878 and has been serving the community for 134 years.

FBC of Orange to host DiscipleLife Classes

First Baptist Church of Orange will be conducting DiscipleLife Classes for adults beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25. Classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Classes include “Read the Bible for Life,” a Beth Moore study of James, and “Recovering the Power of Christianity.”

For more information about taking these classes, contact Todd Beasley, minister of spiritual development at the church office, 409-886-7461 or todd@fbco.org.