The Saline Community Church celebrates its 10th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 23.
Saline Community Church was started 10 years ago with a home Bible study, according to Pastor Peter Rufener.
Saline Community Church began in the old building behind Dairy Queen with a teen program called Club 180 that building has since been removed. From there they have met in Pleasant Ridge, Harvest and Washtenaw Christian Academy as a mobile church.
A little over two years ago they moved to the Fifth Corner, at 211 Willis Rd., where they meet on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.
Saline Community Church and the Fifth Corner Teen Center are separate but have partnered to multi-purpose and share the building.
Saline Community Church is made up of people who have never gone to church, stopped going to church as a kid, have had a bad experience with church or have moved into the community from out of state.
To celebrate, there is a special service at 10 a.m. to celebrate God's faithfulness throughout the first 10 years and looking forward to many more, according to Rufener. Then from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the church is inviting the community of Saline to a "Party in the Park" at Canterbury Park, right next door to the Fifth Corner. The completely free event features large inflatable games, cotton candy machine, yard games, volleyball, soccer, hot dogs, chips, drinks and much more. This is open to the whole community. I
To learn more about Saline Community Church check out their website at www.salinecommunitychurch.org.