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Updated: 04/09/2014 08:00:01AM

50 years of faith

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SUN PHOTO BY PAUL FALLON

The Rev. Matthew Neumann and his wife, Laurie, stand in front of the doors to Pilgrim United Church of Christ on Sunday during the institution's 50th anniversary celebration.
Neuman has been pastor of the church for almost 18 years.

By PAUL FALLON

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PORT CHARLOTTE — Although Pilgrim United Church of Christ has moved to various locations over the past 50 years, one thing has not changed, and that is its commitment to spreading the word of the Lord.

Parishioners at the church located on Rampart Boulevard in Port Charlotte celebrated the religious institution’s 50th anniversary Sunday with a service entitled “50 years of faithfulness.” The church has come a long way in that half- century, growing from around 20 parishioners to around 400 today, Pastor Matthew Neumann said.

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