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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Birthday Celebration

Last week we celebrated Bob's step-dads birthday. Rog turned 80 and we were invited to a very nice party for him. It was held in a place called Noel. It was built in 1927 and started out as Jamestown Christian Reformed church. When that congregation outgrew the building, it became Jamestown Baptist church. In 1994 the Baptist church built a larger building, and it was bought by a local family and made into a restaurant.  It used to be decorated year round for Christmas, thus the name.  It's now used only for special events, so it's always a treat to go there.  We've been there for several times before and we never leave disappointed.

Here's the front of the building. Bob, brother Tom and wife Bonnie, along with sisters Karla and Diane are standing out front.



The name is in the brick walkway.



The old parsonage has been completely renovated and is now used for small weddings, or for a place for a wedding party to get ready.



Here's Bob's Mom and Rog ready to eat supper.



The group enjoying a wonderful meal.  Rog's siblings, kids and family and step-kids were all there.



The front of the building where the Pastor used to stand.


There are beautiful stained glass windows here. This one is in the back of the building.


They also have some beautiful old furniture inside.
We enjoyed a wonderful supper and a good time talking with friends and family.  We're so thankful that Rog is a part of our family and that God has blessed him with 80 years.

18 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Happy Birthday to Rog. Looks like a beautiful place to get together with family and friends. The parsonage would be a pretty spot for a wedding.

Jenny said...

Happy 80th to Rog and boy did he celebrate in style. That is a gorgeous old place. I'll bet the food was good too. xoxo

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday to Rog! How wonderful that the buildings are still being used in this way and that lots of the details of the old church have been kept too. I have seen many churches converted into houses, but not a restaurant before, I think that it is a great use! xx

Sola Scriptura said...

The old church building is beautiful! What a lovely place to celebrate his 80th birthday!

Jean Stauffer said...

I LOVE this building!!! I used to dream of turning a church into a bed and breakfast! What a great place to celebrate Rog's 80th with the whole family.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

80 years young....how extraordinary!!! And the event was held in such a marvelous area/place.

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh Wow! What a beautiful place! I don't have words!

Connie said...

What a nice celebration in a beautiful place. I knew Rog when he was married to MaryAnn. Nice guy. Nice how life and happiness can be found a second time around. Of course, I know Ruth as well.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to Rog!

Linda E said...

I love old churches and that one is beautiful. So glad everyone was there for the birthday celebration. Hope your week ahead will be a good one.

Simply Linda said...

Happy Birthday Rog! What a lovely setting. Blessings

Patsy said...

Happy Birthday Rog!
That is a lovely place glad they didn't just take it down, Like they do a lot of old places.

Terri D. said...

What a beautiful venue for special occasions! The grounds and the house are kept impeccable! The stained glass windows must add a perfect glow, especially at night. Looks like it was a great celebration!

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday, Rog! This looks like such a nice place for a birthday celebration. I hope he had a wonderful time.

Nancy said...

Happy birthday to Rog. I didnt know Noel was no longer decorated in Christmas. But it still looks like a great place for parties.

Cherdecor said...

You have such beautiful old buildings up there! Happy Birthday to Rog! I am glad that he had a wonderful celebration.

LL Cool Joe said...

What a beautiful old church, I find it very sad when they are converted into something else, but at least this way the building remains and gets used. Glad you all had a lovely time.

Brooke said...

what a beautiful restaurant - rich with history!!