First Church of God Assembly Commemoration Service
The public is invited to help commemorate the First Assembly that took place in January 1906 that birthed the Church of God and the Church of God of Prophecy. The event will be held at the First Assembly House near Fields of the Wood in Murphy, North Carolina. The program will begin at 11 am and will include a reading of the First Assembly Minutes, comments by Dr. Harold Hunter, director of International Pentecostal Holiness Church Archives and Research, an inspirational challenge by Dr. David Roebuck, director of Dixon Pentecostal Research Center, praise and worship and special comments. Following the service, the Burger Mountain Café at nearby Fields of the Wood will be open for lunch and fellowship.
First Assembly Commemoration Service
January 26, 2017 • 11 am
August 19th, 1886 eight people stepped forward and covenanted to “set together as the church of God.”
They committed to take the New Testament as their only rule of faith and practice.
They committed to “giving each other equal rights and privilege to read and interpret for yourselves as your conscience may dictate”
They expressed their desire to be “free from all man made creeds and traditions.”
Thus, there are four foundations in the Church of God: 1) Liberty 2) Biblical 3) Equality 4) Diversity
These eight people were: Richard Spurling, John Plemons, Polly Plemons, Barbara Spurling, Margaret Lauftus, Melinda Plemons, John Plemons Jr, and Adeline Lauftus