Immanuel United Church of Christ, the oldest church congregation in Crothersville, will be open from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday during the Red, White and Blue Festival for those interested in historical facts of Crothersville.
The church is on the corner of Kattman Avenue and West Howard Street.
The earliest church records of the 1860s show German immigrants founded First German Reformed Church, with services being conducted in German. English began being used more, and the church became Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church and in the late 1950s merged with the Congregational-Christian denomination to become Immanuel United Church of Christ.
The present church building was built with living accommodations to house the minister and for instructional use. An educational addition was added in 1949 with a stage for the many plays the church and its young people’s groups were well known for in the community.