This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Going to church in Gifford the Church of God way

(I thought it would be interesting to use Sundays to focus on Rensselaer's churches and to see how many Sundays I can go before I run out of material. Indiana is richly endowed with religious denominations, with influences from North and South, East and West. This is part of that series of posts.)

The Church of God in Gifford is located on 400 North in the unincorporated town of Gifford. According to the "Church Services Directory" in the Rensselaer Republican, the pastor is Gary Minard. Church services are at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.
I could not find any thing about the Gifford Church of God on the Internet.

Gifford was named after Benjamin Gifford, who built a short-lived railroad from McCoysburg up into Lake County. I recall hearing that 400 North is the dividing line for the KV and the Rensselaer Central school districts. Those who live on the north side of Gifford go to KV, and those on the south side Rensselaer.

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