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Myakka City United Methodist Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

A century of faith in Myakka City

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

Myakka City United Methodist Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Pastor Mathew Curley rings the bell for services.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

Pastor Mathew Curley rings the bell for services.

Pastor Mathew Curley sends out his parishioners with a message of love and peace.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

Pastor Mathew Curley sends out his parishioners with a message of love and peace.

The church has been spreading its message for 100 years.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

The church has been spreading its message for 100 years.

Workers put the steeple on the church in 1967.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

Workers put the steeple on the church in 1967.

The original church, on the left, was held up by cables after being damaged by Hurricane Donna. The new church, to the right, opened in 1967.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

The original church, on the left, was held up by cables after being damaged by Hurricane Donna. The new church, to the right, opened in 1967.

The church's campus includes seven buildings.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

The church's campus includes seven buildings.

The bell tower was constructed in honor of the church's 75th anniversary in 1996.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

The bell tower was constructed in honor of the church's 75th anniversary in 1996.

The church campus, at the corner of Bradenton/Arcadia Road and Lebanon Street in Myakka City, takes up a block.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

The church campus, at the corner of Bradenton/Arcadia Road and Lebanon Street in Myakka City, takes up a block.

Ouida Carter has attended the church for 80 years.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

Ouida Carter has attended the church for 80 years.

Sue Stoliker, Lisa Dawn, Nancy Ness, Marilyn Coker and Yvonne Colegrove say the parishioners feel like they are part of a family.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

Sue Stoliker, Lisa Dawn, Nancy Ness, Marilyn Coker and Yvonne Colegrove say the parishioners feel like they are part of a family.

The only item remaining from the old church is a pair of candlesticks.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

The only item remaining from the old church is a pair of candlesticks.

Nichole and Mathew Curley came to the church seven years ago.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |

Nichole and Mathew Curley came to the church seven years ago.

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