On Sunday, Sept. 26, Rockland Congregational Church celebrated its heritage by honoring those members who joined 50 or more years ago.

Twenty-six members were recognized during the morning worship service and then were honored guests at an all-church luncheon following the service. Another10 50-year-plus members were invited but were unable to attend, including Alice Dean of Rockland with 83 years of membership.

The event was sponsored by the church’s Membership, Fellowship and Hospitality Ministry Team, who presented the honored guests with flowers and certificates.They also mounted a display of old photos of people and places which attracted much interest, on the bulletin board. This was a memorable day for all the congregation, as young and old together looked back to yesterday and ahead to the future of Rockland Congregational Church, with joy and enthusiasm.