AUMC celebrates 50 year anniversary

ASHTON – The Ashton United Methodist Church celebrated the 50 year anniversary of the opening of the church at the corner of Richardson Ave. and Fourth St.

More than 100 attended the special service, including four past pastors, who shared memories of their time in Ashton. Pastor Romir Esquerra said on his visit Sunday that he hoped “to have some Casey’s pizza and get a DeKalb Seed Corn sign.”

Equerra’s wife and children also shared some special music.

Letters from pastors unable to attend were also shared during the service.

The District Superintendent shared the message. Children of the congregation served as acolytes, ushers and readers.

Following the 10 a.m. worship service, a lunch catered by Ralphie and Lulu’s was enjoyed by all. Cookbooks compiled for the event, which also held history and photos, was given to each family in attendance.