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Clayton Church Will Observe Its Centennial

The Clayton Community Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday with a community celebration.

A special service focusing on the church’s history will be at 11 a.m. and be followed by a free picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. Parishioners will provide the food.

In 1895, the Washington Brick and Lime Co. deeded land for $1 to the First Congregational Church of Clayton.

The congregation struggled for decades without a full-time pastor and barely survived. The Rev. Lawrence Wayland, the first full-time minister, arrived in 1963.

Everyone in the community is welcome to help church members celebrate this milestone.

Parks family concert

The family of Don and Patti Parks will perform at two churches this weekend: the Hillyard Assembly Church, 2902 E. Olympic, at 11 a.m., and the First Pentecostal Church of God, 1225 N. Cochran, at 6 p.m.

The Parks have traveled around the nation, singing God’s praises, for nearly 40 years. When not on the road, they make their home in Spokane.

The couple tour with their son, Tom, who plays the bass and keyboard. Don preaches and plays guitar to back up Patti, the group’s main singer.

, DataTimes