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Pastoral Team:
Rosanna McFadden
Elizabeth Kelsey

We worship at:
60455 CR 113
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-875-7800
Fax: 574-875-7885

Sunday Worship
9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m.
Church School
11:00 a.m.
Visitors welcome!
All times are
Eastern Time.


History of Creekside Church
and the former Elkhart City COB

1980 - 1990

In January 1981 a proposal was made that the chapel be put on the list of designated areas where memorial funds might be used. It was asked that improvements that would make the room more versatile for small group meetings be made. The project was completed in 1986 at a cost of $7,050, paid for by memorial funds from many families and donations to a special fund.

In July 1985 Church Council approved a recommendation to replace the boiler, redecorate the sanctuary, re-surface the parking lot, and install an elevator and handicap restroom. By the time the project was completed in December 1989, the cost of $132,313 had been paid off.

Clair Hochstetler, who was employed as a part-time youth pastor from August 1986 to May 1989, began the mentoring program for youth in 1987. Jennie Barwick was Christian Education Director from September 14, 1986, to December 31, 1986; Olden Mitchell was Minister of Discipleship from March 1985 to May 1988. .

Pastor Ed Smith resigned December 31, 1986; Christian Education Director Ruth Anna Hoff resigned in 1986; Lila McCray became the interim pastor until Arlin Claassen became the full-time pastor in July 1987. Nelda Risden became the full-time Director of Nurture and Education in August 1988.


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