Residents Invited to Mini-Chautauqua on Saturday, September 10


The Methodist Church located at 801 Via de la Paz is having a celebration on Saturday.

Residents and families are invited to a kid-friendly celebration as the Palisades Methodist Church marks its centennial on Saturday, September 10. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 801 Via de la Paz – where the 1929 Landmark Tower still stands.

The Church is planning what it is calling a “Mini-Chautauqua”—a day of games and music and fun, recalling the spirit of the old-time gatherings that originally inspired the 1922 founding of Pacific Palisades by Methodists as a Chautauqua site with a neighboring community.

“As the Palisades and our church both celebrate their 100th birthdays, we want Palisadians to experience a sense of the founding era’s joy and fellowship, and how our church is committed to carrying on that legacy,” said Reverend Wayne Walters, Pastor of the Community United Methodist Church of Pacific Palisades. “All are welcome.”

Centennial celebration events will include kids’ games with prizes, arts & crafts, bingo, hourly giveaways, a mini bazaar sponsored by the Methodist Women, an original historical presentation, live music, lunch, and of course a birthday cake at 1 p.m.

At 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. there will be music.

“Since its founding, the Methodist church has emphasized strong community involvement,” Walters said.

CTN spoke with Walters, who told this editor there would be prizes for Bingo, which will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. CTN is “all in.”

The Methodist Church is celebrating its 100th birthday.

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