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WEDNESDAYS

9:30 AM WORSHIP

10:45 AM DISCUSSION GROUPS

6:30 PM AWANA & S.W.A.T -

during school year

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42457 171ST AVE | PO BOX 37 | HOLDINGFORD, MN 56340

320-746-0005

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MEMBER CONNECTION

TIMELINE
  • 1894 – John Soltis donated one acre of land upon which the church was built

 

  • 1896 – Mr. John Sabol came to do missionary work amongst the Slovak people.

 

John began with a Sunday School class of seven children. The first men and women of the church included: Mr & Mrs. John & Mary Soltis, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. John Soltis, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. George and Mary Soltis, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph and Emma Epsky, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew and Suzanna Porupsky, Mrs. Elizabeth Oravetz and Mrs. Susanne Konchar.

 

  • 1900 – 16 members and the average church attendance was between 20 & 25

 

  • 1909 – parsonage was built

 

  • 1915 – a new sanctuary was built and joined to the original building

 

  • 1916 – church was known as “The Slovak Congregational Church of South Elmdale

 

  • 1930 – sermons were given in English one Sunday per month

 

  • 1938 – up until this time adult Sunday school classes were taught in both

         English and Slovak

 

  • 1970 – the church joined the Conservative Congregational Christian

         Conference

 

  • 1979 – addition added to the church

 

  • 1986 – planting of a new church in Avon, MN.

 

Several families were released to found the Avon Community Church

 

  • 1988 – church name was officially recorded as “South Elmdale Congregational

         Church”

 

  • 1989 – new church parsonage was built

 

  • 1994 – construction of a new wing on the church was started

 

  • 1997 - 100th year of South Elmdale Congregational Church

 

  • 2003 - changed the name to Community Country Church

 

  • 2003 - purchased land in Holdingford for future church site

 

  • 2009 – began building project in Holdingford

 

  • 2010- opened new church in Holdingford

PAST PASTORS

1897-1904 

1904-1907 
1909-1922 
1922-1938 
1938-1943 
1945-1948 
1948-1950 
1950-1953 
1954-1960 
1962-1964 
1965-1968 
1968-1971 
1972-1974 
1974-1979 
1979-1982 
1982-1988 
1988-1990 
1990-1992 
1992-1998 
1999-2005 
2006- NOW 

John Sabol

Paul Jamarick
A.J. Moncol
Adolph Yukl
V. Vavrina
William Huntley
Marvin Thompson
Ralph Oman
Peter Waller
Harold Beatty
Leonard Bergstrom
Edward Smith
Ronald Hamilton
Jesse James
Milton Reimer
Bruce Pinke
Raymond Moushon
Harold Sanders
Terry Wilkinson
Garry Schick
Gregg Valentine