In June, Rev. Ernest K. Emurian began his 19 year tenure. A celebrated composer of many hymns and religious songs, as well as a playwright and author, his talents extended our ministry beyond the bounds of our church and enriched ecumenical Christianity throughout the world.
A three-manual Wicks Pipe Organ was purchased at a cost of $30,000.
Sunday, March 3rd the church celebrated our 60th anniversary and 10th anniversary of the new building. During that time, the church membership grew from 643 to over 1200. This same year, the merger with the Evangelical United Brethren Church occurred and Cherrydale became a part of the United Methodist Church.
A large stain glass window was installed over the tower entrance door – a gift from the United Methodist Women in honor and memory of all the women of our church.