THRESHER'S COMMUNITY CHURCH
at the James Valley Threshermen's
|In the Beginning…..
In 1999 it was time to look for
that could be moved to James
Park for Sunday services during
The North Highland Methodist
Church in Aberdeen
was building a new church and
wanted to find
someone who needed a small white
church and would make use of
old, but in very good condition
two parties met and decided that
could have the church. A done
A happy day for the JVT when
the movers loaded
it and left Aberdeen and headed
east to take
it to Threshermen's Park in Andover.
with nary a crack in the plaster
a cleaning and adding a few accessories
was ready for services.
Let the Good Times Roll Over Yonder (at the
The Rollag Rovers from Rollag,
led the Service with Dave Peterson,
Preacher, giving the message,
other musicians from Rollag furnishing
music and leading the singing.
For the next
three years they came to Andover
with the JVT Show and lead the
and help with many other things.
Since then we've had local Pastors
pulpit. Loren Seifken, Conde
came for the next three years;
retired Pastor from Bristol for
four years; in 2011 Gary Compton,
at Avera St. Luke's Hospital,
to us. In 2012 we had a very
led by Betty Jensen and her son,
In 2008 on July 31st a bad storm
the area and took off the steeple,
it over the new steel roof before
to the ground. It left a gaping
hole in the
roof and damage was great. A
was built the next year and all
rock was replaced in the balcony
narthex. There was much to deal
the Show in 2011 but it was acomplished.
Come see the photos inside the church, and
see if you recognize the people who did the
work. There will be someone on hand who is
more than willing to tell you what we know
about the church.
|Repairs were made:
In 2014 the church received new siding and
a new sign:
During the Thresher's weekend
is always open all three days
of the Show.
Stop and visit us, and remember
a Church service on Sunday morning
When people begin to fill the sanctuary on
Sunday morning, there is a murmur as people
greet each other. Then Alice begins to softly
play well known hymns. All the while there
is the sound of steam engines getting up
steam coming through the open window.
This must be a little bit of heaven...
The story of the church was written by Marion
and Betty Jensen and Darla Larson
Continue to the Toy and Doll Show in the Toy Chest
See you at the Show!