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Northgate Community Church plans 90th anniversary event
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The community is invited to join a family-style celebration this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19, in celebration of Northgate Community Church’s 90th anniversary as part of Manteca’s faith family.

Northgate Community Church began in 1920 as First Brethren Church on Yosemite Avenue. In 1970, they moved to their current larger building at 650 Northgate Drive.

Through the years, Northgate Church has continued to help the community. Their ongoing efforts include counseling, mentoring, parenting and financial classes, student tutoring, Bible studies, a camping program and Good Samaritan program, homeless assistance through HOPE Shelter and Love Inc. Youth and family activities, community service days, and a recent partnership with Neil Hafley Elementary School are all parts of their vision and purpose.

Out of their partnership with Neil Hafley Elementary School, the focus of Saturday’s events will be a grand raffle for a 32-inch flat screen TV, with all profits to go toward a reading program at the school site.

Starting Saturday at 5 p.m. at Northgate Park there will be bounce houses, live musical entertainment by local groups Zephyr, Neon Ink & Circle 5, free door prizes, 1,000 free hot dog meals from 6 p.m. until they are gone, grand raffle for 32” flat screen TV with a $5 donation/ticket, snack bar (proceeds go to reading program) and at dark the showing of the animated movie “Bolt” (bring your own chairs or blankets).

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 650 Northgate Drive, all are invited to experience a special time of celebration worship, a look at God’s handiwork over the years and a renewed vision for the next 90 years. A community luncheon will follow services for all. Check out their website for more information and current podcasts at