On Sunday, September 15, 2013, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the rebuilding of our Sanctuary. The original Sanctuary was destroyed by Hurricane Carla in 1961. Two years later, a new Sanctuary was consecrated, showing the strength of the Palacios congregation to rebuild after this devastating storm.
A view of the Sanctuary and the congregation attending its
50th Anniversary Celebration.
Rev. King reading a portion of the letter sent by Rev. Clint Harris recalling the faith and resilience of the Palacios UMC congregation following the destrucstion of Hurricane Carla in 1961.
Halcy Dean giving the Children's Message to those who will be here to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Sanctuary.
Perry Dean directing the Hand Bell Choir in the service.
Above: Our Chancel Choir singing a special selection for this special service.
Right: Our guest preacher, Rev. Virgilio Vazquez-Garza, Assistant to the Bishop of the Rio Texas Conference, delivering a great message on the Lost Sheep.
Kyle and Zach Seaman revealing what we thought would be the time capsule set in 1963.
Thelma Holloway, Carolyn Johnson, and Myra Brhlik by a painting of the new Sanctuary.
Above: The came made for this special occasion.
Right: And, of course, where two or three Methodists are gathers, there shalt be food.