Kinsmen Lutheran Church begins 50-year anniversary celebrations Oct. 17

Kinsmen Lutheran Church celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first service Oct. 17. (Courtesy Kinsmen Lutheran Church)
Kinsmen Lutheran Church celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first service Oct. 17. (Courtesy Kinsmen Lutheran Church)

Kinsmen Lutheran Church celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first service Oct. 17. (Courtesy Kinsmen Lutheran Church)

Celebrating 50 years since its founding, Kinsmen Lutheran Church kicked off months of celebrations to come with its Fall Festival on Oct. 17. Now located at 12100 Champion Forest Drive, Houston, the church’s first service was held in Greenwood Forest Elementary School’s cafeteria on Oct. 17, 1971, according to an Oct. 13 news release. On Dec. 31, 1971, the church was incorporated in Texas, and Feb. 27 will mark the 50th anniversary since the church formally became Kinsmen Lutheran Church. Church members and staff will celebrate the incorporation anniversary Jan. 1 and the formal organization Feb. 26-27 with a weekend of activities; former pastors and church members are invited to attend. 281-444-3126. www.kinsmenlutheran.org

By Emily Lincke

Reporter, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.