REED CITY \u2014 Reed City Church of the Nazarene is celebrating 100 years as a congregation Sunday, Aug. 21.\u00a0 Pastor Chris DeMott, who has been pastor at the Church of the Nazarene for the past 19 years, said "It's just a nice celebration. As we go back multiple generations, we have some families that still have four generations of families that attend here. And so it's just kind of a nice, special celebration to celebrate the longevity of our church, and hopefully, we've made a positive impact on the community." There will be a special church service, and the church will be creating a video documentary and photographic timelines, documenting the 16 other pastors the church has had over the years.\u00a0 "We've invited people who have attended over the years, so we'll have special guests from around the state. And then,\u00a0of course, we can't help but eat, so we'll have a special luncheon afterward\u00a0and have a big picnic on the grounds and things," DeMott said. DeMott said it's very humbling to be a part of the congregation that has lasted this long. "Not too many churches are still healthy, and have people attending after 100 years," he said. "The life of the church is typically far less than that, you know, a couple of the generations, and then things happen and people move away and people pass away. "Some of the families that still attend, go back to some of the original members. So the 10 original members still have extended families that attend here, which is pretty neat," DeMott added. The Church of the Nazarene focuses on helping the community.\u00a0\u00a0 "We've been very passionate about making sure that there's enough food in our community through food, food distribution, and having weekly meals, to meet that need, specifically of hunger," DeMott said. They also try to give kids more engaging things to do when they come to church. "We've always had vibrant activities for our kids to show up," he said, "so they don't just get overly bored and wonder why they even go to church, you know, because it's not relevant, and they don't understand what's going on." "We're grateful for the support of our community, and just being a part of our community over all these years, and hopefully making a difference. Hopefully, we'll have multiple generations left to go," DeMott said.