The Reverends Staci Current and former pastors, Darrell Darling, Jeff Kunkel, John Emerson, Paul Henshaw, Kim Risedorph, and Gary Grundman, will join with the Lynnewood UMC congregation to celebrate the church's 50th anniversary the weekend of October 1-2, 2016. World Communion services at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. culminate a Jubilee Year with events including a benefit concert for Open Heart Kitchen with Jim and Jean Strathdee (January), a "Happening" with 60s fashion show and music (July), Heritage Days with photo displays, the singing of an original Jubilee Hymn written by Heather Leslie Hammer, lead pastor, and a Jubilee dinner with charter members October 1 with an original song by Grady Knowles, "We Call it Lynnewood." El Camino Real District Superintendent, Rev. Staci Current, will preach October 2 at both services, followed by brunch. The public is invited. The church is located at 4444 Black Ave. in Pleasanton.