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Kent Lutheran Church Open House

Tour, Religious

Kent Lutheran Church has continued in the heart of downtown Kent since August 1889. The original 1890 wooden building located on 4th Ave. was moved in 1938 to 5th Ave. and Gowe St. to make room for a new Kent elementary school. The church stucco building on 2nd Ave. and Saar St., dedicated in 1939, was cut in half in 1970 to build the new red brick church facility. The current church facility, dedicated in 1970, besides being beloved home for the Kent Lutheran faith community, has continued to serve as a vibrant center for many City of Kent civic and community needs such as City Council meeting in 1970s, Community Suppers 1908s to present, Support groups 1990s to present, and Severe Weather Shelters, Ethnic start-up congregations, and Community/Cultural events from 2000s to present.