150 Years of History

February 28, 1875 – Thomas Gaines became a member of the church by profession of faith.

1877 – It was decided that the church should not disorganize but the two societies should work together.  Mrs. Clark was invited to preach for 6 months – then amended to an indefinite time.

1918 – Membership was 62.  A gold star was placed on the service flag in remembrance of a member who was killed in World War I.

 1952 – Children of the church raised $50 to send a goat to Korea in cooperation with Heifers for Relief Project. They also collected gifts for the boys and girls in the County Juvenile Hall.

 1957 – Rose Window installed in the Sanctuary.

January 9, 1961 – Became part of the United Church of Christ.

February 9, 1969 – Following the last service at 6th & F Street church building, members processed our sacred implements out, walking to the new building on Tregallas and processed them in.

2007 – Voted to become an “Open and Affirming” congregation. Also voted to sell the building.

November 21, 2010 – At the beginning of the first East County Shared Ministry worship, our members processed our sacred implements into the Camp Stoneman Chapel, as Community Presbyterian members stood in welcome.

December 27, 2010 – sale of East Tregallas property finalized.

 February 7, 2011 – Beede Rose Window removed from East Tregallas building.

 November 20, 2011 – Celebrated first anniversary of East County Shared Ministry with ecumenical Thanksgiving dinner.

 July 19, 2014 – for second-year East County Shared Ministry sponsored a team in Pittsburg’s Relay for Life.

 2015 – celebrated sesquicentennial anniversary

2016 – Antioch City Council declared Thomas Gaines Day