1976: The church helps America celebrate the Bicentennial with colonial costumes and service.
1977: Rev. Wayne C. Peach serves 7 years as our pastor (1977-1984). A sound system was installed.
1979: New organ delivered, dedicated and an organ recital was given.
1981: Gold choir robes were given by Edith Moore in memory of her husband George.
1982: Final payment on church mortgage was made.
1983: The Bonds are paid and we are burning them at a special service.
1984-85: Rev. Dan Pure serves 1 yr. as interim pastor.
1985: Rev. John Shedwick begins his pastoral service of 33 years (retired in 2019). Manse on Temple Ave. was purchased ($76,000) and Shedwick family moved in.
1986: Youth group planted trees on 4th Street.
1987: Men’s Breakfast held.
1989: 288 members.
1990: 297 members. Member Missionary Brett McMichael is in Honduras until 1994. Brett also was in Romania ’94-96 PCUSA, then in Balkan region from ’96-2007.
1991: Youth choir presented music for “Godspell”.
1992: Fire Alarm system and front door are installed. A dinner was held for Dr. Michael Culbert retiring as our choir director.
1993: Bell choirs are formed by new choir director Carol McDaniel. Holleny family donates a TV for SS. Youth held musical “Rainbow Express”. Chain of Friends group formed (those who lost spouses). The Sanctuary doors are painted red. Deacons establish “Tree of Life” to help those in church or community for financial needs. We helped Woodbury Heights celebrate their 80th anniversary.
1998: An evening service is held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first church service.
1999: Purchased the Davenport property. ($179,000.) Property will house the church office and meeting rooms. 509 members -139 attend on average
2000: SCG. lnc. is assuming cost for our new web page, "thefriendlychurch.org". The David Geserick Scholarship Fund is established in memory of Dave. Memorial Garden plan was presented by Robert Shunk Jr.memorial fund will finance. Deacons and Elders can now serve communion to Shut-ins .