Historic Church Makes New History Fruitland Pioneer Church Opens Doors Again

February 01, 2011 | Sheryl Mixey

On Nov. 19, 2010, Friday evening, three couples invited their neighbors to a Friday-night soup and bread supper and candlelight service at the 114-year-old historic Seventh-day Adventist Church in Fruitland, Wash. The event filled the old church with singing and praise once again as a neighbor led out with guitar. His wife joined in with her tambourine and Len Tatom, retired pastor, led out with a short Bible study on righteousness. Everyone in attendance commented about how they enjoyed the service and were looking forward to returning at 6 p.m. another Friday night to continue the new tradition.